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32 New Street, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Voice :       (868) 625-9431       Hotlines : (868) 637-0924, (868) 668-5133

Fax :          (868) 623-0193       Email : mavaw@usa.net

























Last update :
October 13, 1999



Men Against Violence Against Women (MAVAW) could be considered to have had a natural birth, in that it was a man's idea, put forward and accepted at a forum to deal with rising crime in 1994. This forum was hosted by a feminist organisation called the National Women's Caucus (NWC). That idea was to have a Crime Committee, made up of concerned men in society, focussing on violent male behaviour and developing strategies to reduce and eventually stop this unacceptable violent male behaviour.

After functioning for about nine (9) months within the National Women's Caucus, the Crime Committee developed into the organisation MEN AGAINST VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN and thereafter MAVAW became an active participant in the Men's Movement, joining the 50 year old International Men's Movement and the budding Caribbean movement, which had started in Jamaica in 1991 with the Father's Incorporated organisation.

MAVAW is a proactive way to take responsibility for Male Violence and to contribute towards the creation of a violent-free society i.e. :

1. It puts concerned men to work and to identify with problem solving.

2. It allows men trying to change to succeed in their efforts by working to help others.

3. It tries to reach men in denial, who still have live in violent relationships, by offering them support and a way out 

"MAVAWism" therefore, is the pursuit of equal rights with consequent appreciation for the differences between the sexes, utilising the principle of equity and with an accent on bringing paternal care back into the home where it is lacking.

MAVAW's MISSION is to reduce, in the first instance and eventually eradicate violence against women in society, using a multidisciplinary approach focussing on correcting behaviour skill and belief system deficits.

MAVAW registered as a Non-Profit Company in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in August 1998 and presently has three (3) Directors :

Chairman      Sgt. Christopher Holder (Police Officer)
Secretary      Mr. Donald Berment (Housing Specialist)
Treasurer       Mr. Desmond Persad (Accountant)

MAVAW's Fiscal Year runs from July 1st to 30th June.

Copyright (c) 1999  Men Against Violence Against Women

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32 New Street, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Voice : (868) 625-9431
Hotlines : (868) 637-0924, (868) 668-5133
Fax : (868) 623-0193
Email  : mavaw@usa.net

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