How Men Can Help Stop Violence Against Women

Harish Sadani | March 15, 2020

Harish is among India’s leading gender rights activists. A social worker by training, he has been working tirelessly for over the past 26 years to educate men about improving women’s sexual and reproductive health. Harish co-founded MAVA – Men Against Violence and Abuse – in 1993 to prevent gender-based violence of women and to engage boys and men on healthy relationships, masculinity, and sexuality. He is a pioneering male advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, deeply aware of India’s persistent gender inequity and the responsibility of all citizens to change the narrative for future generations.

In this article for the Wire, New Voices Fellow Harish Sadani writes of the need for laymen to address gender based violence by addressing toxic masculinity.