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I pledge to MANifest change by:

becoming an ally-supporting causes that empower women and other marginalized groups

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saying no to sexist jokes and behaviours

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rejecting hostile, abusive or threateniing talk or behavior

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leading Ottawa Fire Services by example and showing moral courage through taking a stand against all forms of discrimination.

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ensuring that the women in my life know that they have my utmost respect and admiration.

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acting as an ally to women in our community

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taking a stand against sexism, and by celebrating the beautiful and powerful women in my life.

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raising my son to respect women and supporting the young men I work with to be non-violent verbally, physically and emotionally.

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letting go of the expectation that "acting like a man" means being tough, in control, and dominant.

I pledge to MANifest change by:

becoming an ally-supporting cases that empower women and other marginalized groups

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empathizing with victims of violence.

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being examples of men who honour and respect women‎.

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give positive encouragement on a daily basis to the women in life.

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supporting women in their struggle for equality

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empathizing with victims of violence

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teaching my niece to ignore media images of how girls are portrayed and encourage her to be smart and respect herself.


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