digging up the roots of gender-based violence

Who We Are

Welcome to UpRoot! (Please bear with us as our site is currently under construction and redesign)

UpRoot is a project of the prevention education team at HAVEN, Oakland County Michigan’s center for the treatment and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence. UpRoot is the online component and resource page in our persistent effort to address the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV), and create a world where women, girls and all people are valued, respected and loved.

In this space, as well as at the affiliated Facebook page and Twitter feed, we hope to have honest and forthright discussions about the root causes of *gender-based violence. Specifically men’s violence against women and other men. In order to end this violence we need an active process to discuss the ways our culture supports rapists and batterers as well as what we can do to change it. UpRoot is the space for that process to take place and for people to access resources to address the root causes of GBV.

The contributors to the blog roll are HAVEN’s Prevention Education Team; as well as, various guest posts and cross posts from other sources.

3 responses to “Who We Are

  1. nobodysperfick December 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all of you and this blog! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Please check out my recent post for more info. 🙂

  2. Ariana February 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    It’s great to find you all. I’ve co-founded an NGO http://www.bindiproject.org to work with boys and men to reduce VAW in India, and am doing research on early childhood gender equality awareness/curriculum. Would love to talk with you all about this to get your ideas.

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