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Man UP (and away?)

I just learned about “Man UP”:

“The Campaign

Violence against women
is not just a women’s issue,
it’s everyone’s issue.

Man Up is a global campaign, launched in September of 2009, to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. Our call to action challenges each of us to “man up” and declare that violence against women and girls must end.

In order to break the cycle of trauma and misinformation unabated violence against women and girls bestows on individuals, families, communities and societies around the world, Man Up Campaign was created to give young people a voice in developing models of change that truly address this issue.

Through the universal platforms of sport, music, technology and the arts, Man Up Campaign is partnering with young men and women around the world by providing innovative training, resources and support to youth informed initiatives. This partnership works to build a network of young advocates and defenders, linking their efforts to those of community based and mainstream organizations, entertainment and sports communities, non-profits and corporations towards our common cause.

This summer, Man Up will bring together a prestigious team of delegates, along with artists, athletes and activists to launch a five-year campaign at an inaugural Young Leaders Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. ”

Go to the site and you can get involved!

IGbarb says:  “This is a no-brainer.  Not much future for a society that does violence to its mothers, daughters, wives and sisters.  Hello men…are you listening?”

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March 20, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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