Who We Are



To empower men to end all forms of violence against women by educating ourselves and the community, raising awareness, and creating social change.



Men Against Violence Against Women is a volunteer-based organization founded and run by men who want to put an end to gender violence and sexism.  Since 2000, as an official auxiliary organization of Hubbard House, we have dedicated ourselves to speaking up and supporting domestic and gender violence agencies and community organizations who align with our mission. We view ourselves and others as allies in this cause-if you are one of the good guys, if you want to do something about DV but are frustrated and don't know where to begin, that is where MAVAW comes in.  We can't make changes alone, but together, we can start.


​How You Can Help

MAVAW needs your help. We need men who are willing to be brave, challenge societal flaws and help us address gender violence and sexism.


There are a number of ways to participate:


  • Become a Member - Show your support by joining MAVAW as a member.  All it takes is signing the pledge to remain violence free and make a commitment to become involved in some way, whether individually or through our efforts.   To join click here and the pledge will be sent to you. 


  • Become a Steering Committee Member - The steering committee is a small group of dedicated men who take the lead in strategic planning for MAVAW.  They meet at least quarterly and determine the focus and goals, help plan awareness event and recruit new members.


  • Volunteer - We have opportunities throughout the year to participate in social and community events, including MAVAW hosted events. We participate in walks/running events, conferences, special breakfasts/luncheons/dinners and more. From staffing a table and passing out literature to speaking publicly and/or posting to social media, we need volunteers to engage and get the word out to more men!  Email for more information.


  • Speak Up - If you have a passion for speaking publicly and are comfortable engaging   audiences, we can help train you to share your passion and energy to affect positive change.


  • Donate - If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, go here.

Domestic violence is a serious, pervasive problem that affects all ages, genders, races, and socio-economic classes.  It is estimated that 1 in 4 women will be the victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.   If you would like to learn more about domestic violence and how you can help, check out these resources:

Recognize abuse

Understanding the barriers

What to do if you see or suspect domestic violence

How do I help?

How Hubbard House helps victims and their kids