Violence against women is a women’s issue; it does not concern men – really?

Violence against women is a men’s issue, in particular, because:
• It is men’s wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and
friends whose lives are limited by violence and abuse.
• It’s a men’s issue because some men’s violence gives
all men a bad name.
• It’s a men’s issue because, as community leaders and
decision-makers, men can play a key role in helping
stop violence against women.
• It’s a men’s issue because men can speak out and step
in when male friends and relatives insult or attack
women.
• And it’s a men’s issue because a minority of men treat
women and girls with contempt and violence, and it is
up to the majority of men to help create a culture in
which this is unacceptable.


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