Men’s campaign: never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women

Today is White Ribbon Day.  Men are actively campaigning and committing themselves to this statement:

I pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms.

Restoring Dignity is a great resource for religious and non-religious people who want to learn more.  It looks at different traditions and teachings.

Myth: Violence against women is religiously sanctioned.
FACT: No faith condones violence against women or the degradation of women’s dignity.

“Ever since I was a wee boy in the playground I’ve hated violence. Violence against anyone. But I’m particularly opposed to violence against women: It’s the action of a coward. I’m dead against it.”  Brian Cox, Actor (from White Ribbon Campaign)

White Ribbon Day has lots more ideas and resources, including Restored (Christian resources) and Islam and Domestic Violence.

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One thought on “Men’s campaign: never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women

  1. Here’s a related video: Malala’s Tempest Of Darkness & Light – Michel Montecrossa’s Song for Malala Yousafzai fighting for her future http://vimeo.com/52333729 Michel Montecrossa says about
    ‘Malala’s Tempest Of Darkness & Light’:
    “ The future is young, it is not old. Malala Yousafzai is a young girl from Pakistan fighting for her freedom to receive education, to have her future and to live in a good world. For that she was nearly shot to death by Taliban. But it is the young who are the future of us all, not the merciless old. The young are the new, the progress, the unexpected, the free. They must be protected, helped, brought to fulfillment if human civilization, humanity itself wants to survive.
    Malala has become a poignant symbol for this battle of the living future against the remnants of a dying past who doesn’t want to go.
    When the older generations become the killers of our own youth they must know that no power of the world can stand against the power of a young soul’s victory light of intelligence and freedom.
    So to this victorious light I dedicate my New-Topical-Song ‘Malala’s Tempest Of Darkness & Light’ as a prayer for her quick recovery and a happy tomorrow.”

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