Monday, April 09, 2007

Men's Resources International

Men’s Resources International (MRI), founded in 2004 by Steven Botkin, is an organization based in Massachusetts, USA that works through education, consulting and organizational skills to help “men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate, responsible model of masculinity.”

“(We)… identify and support men’s networks in all stages of development, and provide training, coaching materials, and technical assistance to help these networks grow in size and effectiveness, and to connect with other like-minded men’s and women’s organizations.”

Some of their recent activities include:

  • Leading trainings and consultations in Nigeria for the formation of the Ebonyi Men’s Resource Center;
  • Developing custom training itineraries and materials to be used by the Men’s Resource Project Center of South Texas;
  • Offering technical assistance to men’s initiatives in Rwanda, Niger, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States;

And future projects include:


  • Creating a “men’s Resource Africa” website for international discussion and resource sharing;
  • Facilitating men’s leadership internships, exchanges and study tours;
  • Coordinating multi-national awareness and advocacy campaigns.

For more information, or to get involved please visit their website: Men's Resource International.

1 comment:

Adam & Ivy Kenny said...

That is excellent you are doing work internationally through education, consulting and organizational skills to help “men around the globe practice and promote a healthy, compassionate, responsible model of masculinity.”
I work in family violence prevention and treatment in Canada and am currently in Krakow, Poland raising awareness about family violence. Are you connected with any organizations, NGO's etc... in Poland. I will be speaking three times this week. I would love to connect with you, as well as, see what you think of my presentation. I am blessed to have a translator - polish is a difficult language.