Cornell University

Men and Women as Allies

16 E. 34th Street, 212-340-2826

Allied against workplace and domestic violence

The Men and Women as Allies Initiative was started as a way to bring about social change and a commitment to help communities identify and develop their own responses to domestic violence, bullying and workplace violence.

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Read first-hand accounts

“My father used to always say, 'If you have to hit a woman, then you’re not a man.' That’s one of the things that always stuck with me.”
— Dwayne Milton

Read Dwayne's story

"I never understood why anybody thought that they needed to beat their partner.  The way I was raised of course played a big role in that.  If that’s learned behavior, that’s something that needs to be unlearned."
— Peter Alexander

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Workplace violence is common and its effects are widespread

It is well documented that issues of workplace violence such as the work consequences of domestic violence, bullying and harassment impact productivity, performance and job security.

  • One in five employed adults in the US are victims of domestic violence
  • 96% of survivors surveyed reported that domestic abuse affected their ability to perform their job duties
  • Batterers commit 13,000 violent acts against their partners in the workplace each year
  • 48% of victims indicated that a comprehensive domestic violence awareness program would have been helpful to them

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Get Involved

You can join the fight against workplace and domestic violence. Spreading awareness is the first step to getting your organization involved in the initiative.

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We Can Help

Contact a founding member of the initiative or find a group that can help you work toward resolving domestic and workplace violence.