Men Stopping Violence Interviewed by Natural Awakenings

Ulester Douglas, MSV’s Executive Director, and Matthew Evans, a former intern and volunteer, were interviewed by Natural Awakenings. In the interview they discuss the important work of Men Stopping Violence. You can read the full interview here.

Connecting Intimate Partner Violence with Other Social Justice Movements: Working Toward Peace and Safety for All – November 2017

November 17, 2017

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Workshop at GCFV Annual Conference –  1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The people we serve live complex lives. While our primary goal may be creating safety for someone being abused or holding someone accountable for being abusive, they may struggle to fully utilize our programs or reach their goals due other factors in their lives. These factors, such as poverty, homelessness, healthcare issues, and discrimination, are intertwined in our work with families experiencing violence. This workshop will explore the opportunities that could emerge by connecting the movement to end violence against women to other social change movements. Through large and small group discussion, we’ll explore challenges we face creating cross-movement collaborations and provide strategies for forming meaningful connection and partnerships with groups who share common values and goals with the domestic violence movement.

Men At Work Training – February 2016

February 17, 2016 – February  19, 2016
Men Stopping Violence (MSV) is pleased to announce our new curriculum: Men At Work: Building Safe Communities. Men At Work is an innovative and multi-disciplinary curriculum that: explores male violence against women in an accessible manner, challenges men to take responsibility for their actions, and provides the educational experience necessary to become allies in ending violence against women. In this three-day training, MSV will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work. Join us in Atlanta for three days of transformation!

What You Will Receive

* Men At Work Instructors’ Manual
* Men At Work Students’ Manual
* Men At Work Facilitation Training
* Men At Work Curriculum Implementation Training

This training has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence for 20 FVIP hours.

Recommended Hotel

For your convenience, in terms of price and transportation, Men Stopping Violence recommends the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Atlanta-Emory University for your stay.

Training Cost
$495: Includes three-day training, a students’ manual, and an instructors’ manual. An $800 value!

Please contact Lee Giordano at 404.270.9894.

Georgia Gives Day 2017

We are the Work: The Making of Men Stopping Violence

We are the Work BookA new book written by Men Stopping Violence co-founder Dick Bathrick chronicles MSV’s 30 years of experience working with men to end male violence against women.

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Leading Life on Purpose: Two feminist perspectives on leadership

January 22
Sponsor: CDC’s Violence Against Women Workgroup
Atlanta, GA
10am – 11am

True Ally Breakfast

January 11, 2012

The Ally Breakfast is an opportunity for men to learn and exchange ideas about building a safer community for women and girls.

For more info, contact Shelley Serdahely via email or at 404-270-9894, ext. 27

Event date and time
January 11
7:30am – 9:00am

2011 Awards Dinner Exceeds Fundraising Goals

This year, 300 friends and supporters of Men Stopping Violence gathered to honor Ann Stallard, Victor Rivas Rivers, and The Good Men Project. The event, held at Loews Hotel Midtown in Atlanta, was chaired by George McKerrow Jr., President and CEO, Ted’s Montana Grill and HLN Anchor Richelle Carey. CNN Anchor Don Lemon, author of new best seller Transparent, emceed the evening.

Men Stopping Violence is very grateful to the Gold and Silver sponsors of the event:
Ted’s Montana Grill
Georgia Power
Turner Broadcasting
Scharbo & Co.

Goldie Taylor, journalist, political strategist and author, got the crowd buzzing as she bid on a private wine tasting and dinner for 20 at Canoe. Goldie was so moved by the honorees and their stories that she has agreed to co-chair the Annual Awards Dinner next year. 2012 promises to be even more exciting and successful, as it will be a celebration of Men Stopping Violence’s 30th anniversary.

Watch the video below for scenes from the event.

Men Stopping Violence Launches Search for new Executive Director

Shelley Serdahely, executive director of men stopping violence since 2003, will be stepping down to focus on fundraising for the organization next spring.

“Men Stopping Violence provides such important leadership in the work of engaging men in ending male violence against women. I want to help ensure that it will be around, providing that leadership, for generations to come,” said Ms. Serdahely, “I have met so many people in this work who have exciting, new perspectives on what we should be doing to build safety for women and children. This will be a unique opportunity to combine new perspectives and leadership with established, widely recognized expertise.”

The Board will be conducting a search for a new executive director beginning November 9. Stacey Dougan, board president, is looking forward to expanding the vision and strategy of the organization, while maintaining what Men Stopping Violence has been able to build over the past 30 years. She states, “We are thrilled that Shelley wants to transition into development, where we already know she excels. We are also confident that we will find a new chief executive officer with the vision and wisdom to capitalize on the enormous talent we have on staff, which includes two former executive directors. The culture of this organization has always prioritized collaboration and talent – it truly exemplifies the concept that there’s no “I” in “team.”

The board and staff of Men Stopping Violence see this change as an opportunity to continue to build on the organization’s considerable platform as the national training organization that has pioneered programs to engage men in building safer communities for women and girls, including Because We Have Daughters, Men At Work, the Community Restoration Program, the Internship Program, and MSV True Allies.

For a full job description and qualifications, click the link below.

Men Stopping Violence will be accepting resumes for the position until February 15, 2012. Candidates are asked to submit a resume electronically to

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About Men Stopping Violence
Men Stopping Violence is a social change organization dedicated to ending male violence against women. The non-profit, based in Decatur, Ga., trains, educates and collaborates with allies across the country in a variety of communities with the goal of engaging men in the work of ending violence against women and girls. For more information, visit or visit its Facebook page.

Click here to download a document with more information.

Sulaiman Nuriddin talks about Men Stopping Violence’s work on Focus Atlanta

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