V-Day Annual Report 2016 - ONE BILLION RISING: RISE FOR REVOLUTION 1 - Page 19

MEN RISING Men and boys continue to support the call for ending violence against women and girls, reminding their communities that gender violence is not solely a women’s issue. By showing up, respecting boundaries, uplifting the most marginalized and pledging to live non-violence, male identifying activists are reclaiming masculinity from the harmful narrative that has too long been prioritized by patriarchy. A fraternity in Oregon rose for a rape-free campus and for a future where no one lives under the threat of violence. Male leaders in Santa Fe, Botswana and Croatia pledged to continue to make ending violence against women a priority, and One Billion Rising India partnered with local organization Men Engage Delhi to deconstruct social constructs that reinforce sexism, violence and discrimination in their city.