• PO Box 4909 Jacksonville, FL 32201
  • 24-Hour Hotline - (904) 354-3114
  • info@mavaw.org

History

2000 – Initial meeting of a small group of individuals, both male and female, whose mission was to affect social change in the community by helping make men aware of the prevalence of violence against women.

 

2001 – MAVAW creates a game show training tool known as “The Belief System Challenge” which uses a “Jeopardy” style format to interact and educate audiences.

 

2001 - MAVAW hosts 1st of six annual Softball Tournaments and Homerun Derbys reaching North Florida’s top softball teams and an average of more than 300 men, women and children each year.

 

2001 – MAVAW conducts the first of over 15 Stop Violence Against Women “STOP Sign” campaigns throughout the city featuring teams of men strategically placed throughout the city.

 

2002 - “The Belief System Challenge” debuts at Mayport Naval Base and NAS Jacksonville beginning a long-term relationship with the local military community.

 

2003 – MAVAW selected as a Finalist for the Governor’s Peace at Home Award recognizing MAVAW as a leading organization in the state.

 

2003 – MAVAW partners with the Chrysalis Group to bring Jackson Katz {www.jacksonkatz.com} to Jacksonville for a town hall meeting to discuss ending male violence against women. Katz is a nationally known anti-sexist male activist and is widely recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military.

 

2004 – MAVAW begins regular speaker series among North Florida and south Georgia military bases offering training and education for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response programs.

 

2004 – MAVAW partners with Coaching Boys To Men http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/men_and_boys/coaching_leadership/} program and secures the endorsement of, then Jacksonville Jaguars head coach, Jack DelRio.

 

2006 – Funding challenges and membership shortage results in temporary program discontinuation.

 

2012 – MAVAW attends the inaugural International Bystander Intervention Conference presented by Mentors In Violence Prevention http://mvpnational.org/?p=703} in Boston, MA.

2013  -  MAVAW held several planning meetings, a speaker’s training and staffed booths at several events including the Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast.  MAVAW had a team at the Hubbard House Setting the Pace for Peace Awareness Walk, with men carrying a MAVAW banner in the walk.