Male Lawmakers Participate in Bystander Intervention Training

During the 2014 legislative session, more than half of the Connecticut General Assembly’s male lawmakers signed on to CT’s first statewide sexual violence prevention campaign, Where Do You Stand?

Connecticut, joining more than 500 men from across the state. Over the summer lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered in Hartford to participate in a workshop on bystander intervention. Neil Irvin, the Executive Director of Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) and CONNSACS’ partner on the campaign, conducted the training.

With influence in their communities, at the state legislature, and amongst legislative staff and colleagues, Connecticut lawmakers are uniquely positioned to be catalyst for meaningful change. In order to end sexual violence, all men need to be actively engaged in addressing cultural norms that support sexual violence.

Are you interested in signing the pledge? Do you want to host a bystander intervention training in your town, at your school, or with your community group? CONNSACS would love to work with you! Learn more & sign the pledge!

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