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Ted Bunch, Activist, Educator
Ted Bunch is an educator, activist and lecturer working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. Bunch is Chief Development Officer of A CALL TO MEN and is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.
Bunch is the former director and co-creator of the largest program for domestic violence offenders in America. His innovative work laid the groundwork for the prevention strategies now endorsed as best practice in engaging men to end violence against women. Bunch developed and implemented model response programs for police, fire departments, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and other first responders dealing with domestic violence.
Bunch is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training. He was a guest presenter for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department and was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a committee member to UNiTE, an international network of male leaders working to end violence against women. Ted’s work has been featured in the UK, Israel, Suriname, South Africa, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil and Puerto Rico.
Bunch is the co-author of the LIVERESPECT™ Coaching Healthy & Respectful Manhood Curriculum, designed to prevent violence and bullying in school and sports. He is sought after for his impactful and engaging sexual assault prevention programs for high school and college aged boys, and has trained extensively in colleges and universities. Bunch is a frequent guest on national television and radio programs and has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
A CALL TO MEN
A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many other social ills.
A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.
A CALL TO MEN is internationally recognized for training and educating men to embrace and promote a healthy, respectful manhood. The organization’s approach is grounded in the social ecological model, advocated by the Centers for Disease Control, as a framework for primary prevention of gender-based violence. A CALL TO MEN partners with schools, universities, corporations, government, social service agencies, military installations, communities to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls. A CALL TO MEN’s mission is to promote a healthy and respectful manhood and shift attitudes and behaviors that devalue women, girls and other marginalized groups. A CALL TO MEN vision is to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.