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Grant to Duluth group is aimed at fighting sexual violence

A $50,000 grant will help a Duluth-based nonprofit produce nine videos aimed at reducing sexual violence.

The grant awarded to Men As Peacemakers / Men and Masculine Folks Network is one of 11 announced on Tuesday, totaling $515,000, by Raliance, which describes itself as a national collaborative committed to ending sexual violence in one generation, according to a news release from Raliance.

The money will allow Men As Peacemakers / Men and Masculine Folks Network to create, launch and distribute a series of nine culturally specific sexual violence prevention videos, according to the news release. Among the populations targeted are Hmong, Latinos, Native Americans / indigenous, African-Americans, the LGBTQ community and whites.

Other grants were awarded to organizations in Seattle; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Boston; and Brooklyn, N.Y., among other sites.