MEN AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Working to end violence
The men in our group recognize that domestic and sexual violence are a cancer in our culture. We believe that men can and must be a force in transforming our communities. It’s not somebody else’s problem; it’s our problem.
Eric Eggan, Co-Chairman
WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to raise awareness of the vital domestic and sexual violence services provided by the Women’s Center through the involvement of male community leaders who will lead by example and take a stand against abuse.
The men in our group recognize that domestic and sexual violence is pervasive in our society. Violence against women occurs every day in every community; large and small, rural and urban, and within families that are affluent and impoverished. The toll is staggering. One in three women have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner. One in five women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. It should come as no surprise that the majority of these crimes are perpetrated by men. We believe the problem is not somebody else’s problem – it’s everyone’s problem. And we must take a stand against this violence.
- We recognize that men have a responsibility to help other men do better.
- We hold ourselves and others accountable for the problem.
- We’ve learned that domestic and sexual violence are stereotypes that lead to violence and are learned behaviors that can be changed through education.
- We challenge sexist comments and jokes directed at women or other at risk communities.
- When we suspect violence, we speak up. We know that silence is a form of consent, and that we, as a society, and especially as men, have been silent too long.
Eric J. Eggan
Esq., Co-Chairman, Arbitration & Mediation, Eggan Law, PLLC
Co-Chairman, Chief Technology Officer, Linde, Inc.
Education & ACT OUT Coordinator, Women’s Center
Dr. William Begg
Vice Chairman, Emergency Department, Danbury Hospital
President, S & P Global Ratings
Senator Richard Blumenthal
President, Capitol Hill Group, LLC
Morning Radio Show Host, i95 FM
President, Western Connecticut State University
Dr. Joseph Cleary
President & CEO, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors
Executive Director, Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club
Monte Frank, Esq.
Pullman & Comley Attorneys, LLC
Hillel Goldman, Esq.
Attorney, Collins Hannafin, P.C.
CEO, Berkshire Broadcasting
Co-Founder, The Hord Foundation
President & CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors
First Selectman, Town of Bethel
Dr. Chris Kukk
Professor & Director, WCSU Center for Compassion, Creativity & Innovation
Head Football Coach, Western Connecticut State University
First Selectman, Town of Ridgefield
Owner, Michael & Michael
Retired Chief of Police, Brookfield Police Department
Stephen G. Rosentel
CPA, President, Leahy’s Fuels, Inc.
Co-Owner, Fairfield Caterers
LPC, Clinical Supervisor, Family Study Center
Executive Director, CT Against Gun Violence
Director, University & Community Relations, Western Connecticut State University