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I pledge to MANifest change by:

supporting women in their struggle for equality because I don’t want to live in a world where inequality exists!

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teaching boys and youth males to understand and respect women’s consent

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raising my two boys to understand that silence is a form of accepting witnessed behaviour, and speaking out is always right.

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rejecting abusive or degrading comments about women.

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listening to women, and not mansplaining.

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being a positive role model for youth

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teaching my son and daughters what acceptable behaviour is

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being the voice of reason and challenging negative stereotypes

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reacting to possible violence against women situations that I observe and not think that it may embarrass or make the situation worse.

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celebrating my daughter's successes and encouraging her to reach for the sky.

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supporting my daughters and encouraging them to pursue their dreams.


Want to be a community champion
on the issue of violence against women?

Help continue the momentum to end violence against women by inviting us to facilitate a MANifest Change Workshop at your school or community organization. Designed for young men aged 13-18, together we learn how to recognize violence against women when we see it, and practice how to respond safely.

Want to share your time and expertise to MANifest Change? Are you skilled in workshop facilitation, social media or community organizing? Contact Matt Schaaf at 613 237 1000 or men@octevaw-cocvff.ca