Join Your Power
“I’m a fighter. It’s my job. It’s my passion. But one of my golden rules is to always keep my aggression inside the ring.”
Cathal Pendred. A UFC fighter. A battler against domestic violence.
When it comes to talking about MAN UP, we think that our campaign champion this year sums it up brilliantly with his heartfelt thoughts:
“I know from experience growing up that boys today are under a lot of pressure, to be macho, to be strong – and to find their place in life. Unfortunately, for a minority of boys and men, that strength can be misplaced.
As men and boys I believe we have real power. Each of us has our own unique individual set of strengths. But I believe we have one common power. And that’s the power to stand up against domestic violence. To challenge the abuse of women and children.
Power and strength come in many forms – physical, mental, emotional. With that power and strength comes responsibility. As a man, and as a fighter, domestic violence appalls me. It’s something I’m proud to stand up against – and do whatever I can to prevent it happening.”