Has been many groups of men within the community that have been
given the opportunity to reflect, compare and act on ways to be men
and the different ways of living their masculinity and its relationship to
violence received or exercised. A gender and masculinities as tools
for analyzing identity and operational realities.
At its inception (1998), the basic program working withmen who are violent towards their partners was the Men’s Program
Renouncing Violence (PHRSV), receiving training and training for
implementation by the Collective of Men for Equal Relations
(CORIAC) and El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. After eight years,
strengthened intervention work getting updated with new training and
Antonio Ramirez, of CECEVIM, San Francisco, California, adapting
both programs at different levels working with men.
As a need felt by a group of men who completed their program for one
year, to continue with their personal change processes, it was
decided to open a special group called Group Masculinities in 2005,
expanding the areas of work, incorporating workshops with
experiential methodologies and body contact based on popular
education, as ludopedagogía and coparticipation
in projects with
other public and civil society.