Ending gender-based violence: A call for global action to involve men

Violence is a global problem, manifest at every level of society. Violence is among every society's most costly and most urgent problem. Gender inequalities create gender-based violence. Men's violence is socially cultivated and promoted. Ending men's silence can reduce gender-based violence. We can learn from other societies how to engage men to reduce gender-based violence. Much important work is happening around the world to enable men to commit themselves to reduce gender-based violence. These initiatives demonstrate the best practices of engagement for men in the effort to reduce gender-based violence. Ending gender-based violence will benefit women, children and men. Men's awareness of gender-based violence will promote children's rights and enhance children's lives.

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