Council on Violence against Men and Boys

About Us

Welcome to the U.S. Council on Violence against Men and Boys, a dedicated collective of professional and lived-experience advocates, researchers, educators, public health stakeholders and community members committed to dismantling the barriers that perpetuate violence and trauma against males in our society. Established with the conviction that every individual, regardless of gender, deserves to live free from violence and its debilitating aftermath, we tirelessly work towards a more just and equitable future.


Our purpose is clear: to challenge and change the narrative surrounding violence against males as a public health crisis, fostering a society where all individuals can thrive without fear, prejudice, or harm. By illuminating the root causes and effects of violence and trauma, we strive to empower communities, policy-makers, and institutions to effect positive change.


The mission of the U.S. Council on Violence against Men and Boys is to advocate for, research, and educate on matters pertaining to the violence and trauma experienced by males. Rooted in a public health framework, we delve deep into the complexities of this issue, aiming to eradicate its pervasive impact on individuals and communities.


Our vision is one of a society that values the well-being and safety of every person, regardless of gender. We envision a world where males can grow, learn, and thrive without the shadow of violence looming over them. Through equity, data-driven insights, lived experiences, and scientific integrity, we strive to create a future where violence is the exception, not the norm.

Guiding Principles

Equity: We are unwavering in our commitment to fairness and equality, recognizing that true progress is only achieved when all individuals are treated with dignity, respect, and afforded equal opportunities.

Data-Driven Approach: We rely on rigorous research and evidence-based practices to guide our efforts, ensuring that our initiatives are grounded in sound scientific knowledge and validated data.

Lived Experience: We acknowledge the importance of lived experiences in shaping policies and interventions. By listening to and valuing the stories of those affected, we aim to create solutions that resonate with the realities faced by individuals.

Scientific Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of scientific rigor and integrity. Our work is grounded in robust methodologies and ethical practices, ensuring that our advocacy, research, and education efforts are both credible and impactful.

Primary Activities

At the U.S. Council on Violence against Men and Boys, we stand united in our pursuit of a safer, more equitable world for all. Together, we can create lasting change and ensure that every individual, regardless of gender, can live a life free from violence and trauma. Join us in this critical endeavor.