IT STARTS HERE AND YOU CAN CHANGE IT ALL
LEAD THE WAY
Men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.
We work to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence.
Our vision is for a masculinity that embodies the best qualities of being human. We believe that men are part of the solution and part of a future that is safe and equitable for all people.
Through education, awareness-raising, outreach, technical assistance, capacity building, partnerships and creative campaigns, our goal is to create tools, strategies and models that challenge negative, outdated concepts of manhood and inspire men to understand and embrace the incredible potential they have to be a part of positive change.
JOIN THE PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN
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Until your ribbon arrives, paint one of your fingernails purple in solidarity with Island woman who have experience violence.
Your show of support CAN make a difference for the lives of so many who need our help to create the culture of change.
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Wear a Purple Ribbon from now until Dec 6th:
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
A MAN'S INFLUENCE
In other parts of Canada, men wear white ribbons to express solidarity with women in the important work of prevention of violence against women. In the long history of effective work, Island women have done in this area, they have worn purple ribbons. So, Island men wear purple ribbons in support of Island women in the prevention of violence against Island women.
Men can prevent violence against women by not personally engaging in violence, by intervening against the violence of other men, and by addressing the root causes of violence.
A MAN'S INFLUENCE
IT STARTS HERE
YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE IT ALL
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - WE CAN DO THIS!!
MAKE A MOVE
There are thousands of small, simple steps you can take to make a difference. Here are just a few:
Take the online pledge to never commit, condone, or remain silent about violence against women
Wear a purple ribbon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a link to your own “Best Advice” story
Download one of our web banners and include it on your blog or facebook page.
Challenge sexist language and jokes that degrade women
Learn about consent and promote healthy sexuality with the young men in your life.
Talk about this issue with your family, friends and colleagues
Read what men in Ontario are doing to prevent violence against women here: www.whiteribbon.ca
Read what men at the University of Regina are doing to prevent violence against women here: www.manupagainstviolence.ca/new/