North Dakota Men Against Abuse is an organization in Bismarck, North Dakota. We are a group of men who gathers once a month to discuss ways that we can eradicate all forms of abuse: domestic, sexual, child, etc.. We are a relatively new group so we are just in North Dakota right now, but it is our goal to become a national organization, and we do have another group forming in Fargo, North Dakota.
Women are more than welcome to attend our meetings and join in on the discussion. We believe that women’s voices are essential in this discussion. However, the group is called Men Against Abuse because the vast majority of abuse being committed in this country is committed by men, and we want to take a stand as a group of men to figure out how we can put a stop to it.
“On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.” – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
“Nearly one in five women surveyed said they had been raped or had experienced an attempted rape at some point, and one in four reported having been beaten by an intimate partner. One in six women have been stalked, according to the report.” – New York Times
Finding a Solution
As you can see, abuse is an epidemic in this country. Let’s do our part to continue the discussion, educate our youth, and find a way to eradicate abuse.