MIA’s White Ribbon Campaign

Our White-Ribbon based program (called “Hombres Contra Feminicidio” or “Men Against Feminicide” in Guatemala) is a 10-week long facilitated interactive program of discovery.  Versions have been developed for grade-school age, middle school, and adults.  Participants report that they have powerful insights about their own role in perpetuating gender inequality.  Here is the presentation video of “Hombres Contra Feminicidio,”:

MIA Presentation of Hombres Contra Feminicidio from Daniel Velasquez on Vimeo.

The program is organized along the lines of ten sessions.  This is a rough outline of the subjects that are covered.  Exercises bring out the attitudes and experiences of the participants, so by eliciting the experience and beliefs of the participants, each class becomes tailored to the participants’ own lives:

Life in a box, examining men’s roles and women’s roles

What do we really think…

Interviewing an influential adult

Gender stereotyping in the media

Aggressive, passive, and assertive

Positive and negative messages in music

Sexual harassment — what is it?

Scenes of dating

Abusive behavior — a wide range of degrees

Choices we make

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