5 powerful and simple things men can do
How we can help our world safe for women and children
Let’s break out of the narrow definition of manhood. Let’s be a model for younger boys and children. Let’s teach them with our words and actions that being a strong man means respecting women and caring for others.
We are listened to by our friends and colleagues. We may say things in ways that women don’t. So, let’s speak out when we see or hear behaviour that we think is degrading, abusive or controlling. Silence allows domestic violence to continue.
Listen & Learn
Take time to listen and learn more about violence and abuse and the impact it has on women and children. It will help us recognize it if it occurs to someone close to us, or even if it happens to you. While most domestic and sexual violence is carried out by men against women, men are also victims of violence – by both men and women.
Let’s step up and be part of a culture shift that respects women and children as equal. Challenge the argument that sexual and domestic abuse is out of character, a once-off thing or just happens with a few drinks. Because we know, if it happens once, it will happen again.
If you suspect abuse or if you think a friend or relation needs your help, you can take action in a way that is safe for you and the person you want to help. If you are abusive to others in any way, now is the time to stop, be a real man and seek help immediately here.
You Can Help MAN UP Grow in Strength
If you want to do more or run a MAN UP promotion in your country, city, town or community you can:
- Share the MAN UP World video with 10 great people in your life.
- Contact your local domestic violence service and ask them how you can work together to get more men involved in the campaign to end violence against women.
- Fill out this Sign Up form and tick the check box to receive materials and communications tools that can help you get your MAN UP promotion started.
- Send us any photos or updates you have on your MAN UP promotion, activity or campaign. We can post it on the MAN UP World Gallery.
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Donate to MAN UP
Please consider a donation to MAN UP – your contribution will help make our world a safe place for women and children. Every cent counts to us.
MAN UP is a SAFE Ireland campaign. MAN UP is about the positive and powerful role that men can play in ending domestic violence, in challenging abuse and supporting women and children.