A CALL TO MEN to Host Free Virtual Training to Address Rape Culture and Prevent Sexual Assault on College Campuses

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Event will promote a better understanding of why rape culture exists,
and offer education and prevention strategies for colleges and
universities

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A CALL TO MEN, a leading violence prevention organization, will host a
free virtual training on preventing sexual assault on college campuses.
The event will be held on March 24 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. The virtual
training is free and open to representatives from colleges and
universities working to create safer student environments.

Register for the virtual training at https://actmvirtualsummit.eventbrite.com.

Two recent alarming studies make it impossible to deny the existence of
rape culture and prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses.

According to the study published in the National
Bureau of Economic Research
, there was a 28 percent rise in reports
of sexual assault from college-aged victims on game days. Home games saw
a 41 percent surge in reports, with sexual assault reports by strangers
increasing by 61 percent.

A second Bureau
of Justice
study that defined rape as any penetrative sexual act
found that 1 in 4 female seniors had experienced sexual assault in their
time on campus, with only 12.5 percent of those reporting the act to law
enforcement, school officials or a rape crisis center.

The virtual training will cover highlights from the research, promote
increased understanding of why rape culture exists, and offer education
and prevention strategies for colleges and universities.

“To undo rape culture, we must first understand why it exists and what
we as leaders, school administrators and students can do to dismantle
it,” said Ted Bunch, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN. “A CALL TO MEN
recognizes that the underlying causes of violence and discrimination
against women are rooted in the ways women and girls have been
traditionally viewed and treated in our society. Understanding that
foundation is the first step to undoing rape culture.”

The virtual training will be led by Bunch. As co-founder of A CALL TO
MEN, Bunch is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent
violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He
is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of
masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.

A CALL TO MEN partners with schools, colleges, universities,
corporations, government, social service agencies, military
installations, and communities to prevent sexual assault, violence and
discrimination. A CALL TO MEN on Campus, the organization’s outreach to
colleges and universities, works with administrators, student leaders,
the student body and the community at large to facilitate conversations
and provide education on methods and strategies to prevent sexual
assault, violence and discrimination.

A CALL TO MEN on Campus has educated more than 23,000 students and 4,500
faculty members from hundreds of colleges and universities across the
country. The organization’s approach is grounded in the social
ecological model, advocated by the Centers for Disease Control, as a
framework for primary prevention of gender-based violence. A CALL TO MEN
has 20+ years of experience working with and training men, from the
National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major
League Baseball and the National Hockey League, to the United States
Military, the Department of Justice and the United Nations.

ABOUT TED BUNCH

Ted Bunch is the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN. He is the former director
and co-creator of the largest program for domestic violence offenders in
America. His innovative work laid the groundwork for the prevention
strategies now endorsed as best practice in engaging men to end violence
against women. Bunch developed and implemented model response programs
for police, fire departments, emergency medical technicians, paramedics
and other first responders dealing with domestic violence.

Bunch is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball
Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, providing
policy consultation and facilitating violence prevention and healthy
manhood training.

Bunch was a guest presenter for the United Nations Commission on the
Status of Women and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. He is
an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department and was
appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a committee member to
UNiTE, an international network of male leaders working to end violence
against women. Bunch’s work has been featured in the UK, Israel,
Suriname, South Africa, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil
and Puerto Rico.

Bunch is the co-author of the LIVERESPECT Coaching Healthy &
Respectful Manhood Curriculum, designed to prevent violence and bullying
in school and sports. He is sought after for his impactful and engaging
sexual assault prevention programs for high school and college aged
boys, and has trained extensively in colleges and universities. Bunch is
a frequent guest on national television and radio programs and has
served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television
series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

ABOUT A CALL TO MEN

A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful
manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents
violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many
other social ills. A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization
and respected leader on issues of masculinity, male socialization and
its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all
women and girls. For more information, visit www.acalltomen.org.
Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.

Contacts

A CALL TO MEN
Anna Marie Johnson Teague, 713.858.5423
Vice
President – Communications
annamarie@acalltomen.org