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Men Can Stop Rape

Mass rape is a major problem in conflicts. Educating young men could help them come forward as witnesses; you have to build a conscious in young men. If all they know is violence, they will become numb to it.

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This is the trailer for the film "Use Your Strength" which introduces Men Can Stop Rape's award-winning youth development programs to those interested in learning how young men can join with women as allies in preventing sexual and dating violence. Through this dynamic and entertaining video, educators and youth-serving professionals get an inside look at the Men of Strength Club and Men Creating Change meetings to learn how "dominant stories" and "counterstories" of masculinity help young men play a role in constructing a world free of violence against women and girls - a world that will benefit us all

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It is unfortunate that mob mentality incites people to do things and participate in acts that they would not otherwise do. One of the things that perhaps makes it easier in the case of mass violence is a sense of otherness that allows the perpetrators of such crimes to view the victims as less than themselves or even subhuman.

Oftentimes, as in the case of child soldiers the perpetrators are stripped from their families at such a young age and brainwashed. If education is to be a key component it needs to start really early, and address the equality of man in societies where a caste system or sense of racial/tribal superiority might be deeply ingrained.

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