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I pledge to MANifest change by:

Raising my son with an awareness about consent and respect for women

I pledge to MANifest change by:

Continuing to speak up about sexist behaviours and volunteering to help victims of domestic assault and sexual assault.

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I pledge to recognize and speak out against sexual violence. Step up and join me in ending violence against women.

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Leading men to treat women with equality.

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be a model for and help encourage young boys and girls to respect each other and not accept sexist jokes or behaviours

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Creating awareness and leading by example.

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Refusing to be a bystander when a woman is in need.

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I will not stand by while sexist jokes, behaviour or acts are being committed and voice the wrongs.

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standing up for social justice and the equality of all persons.

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Growing up to be a good respectful man to all women.

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Not hurting women.

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Educating myself on feminist theory, amplifying the message to men, listening to women and raising my son to be just, compassionate and emotional.

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speaking up more about violence against women, and to support the courageous women who do.

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Showing my children (and my community) respect through actions of peace and compassion.

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As Chief of Police I will lead by example.

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Being sure to support my daughter in anything she does and teaching my son and his peers that girls can do what they do and better


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