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I pledge to MANifest change by:

bringing up my daughters to respect themselves and demand respect from others

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instilling the importance of respect and consent at every opportunity in my work at a post-secondary school

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bringing awareness to my hip hop community and leading as a positive influence through my music. EN-V

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Being a safe and encouraging source of support to both friends and strangers who are women.

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checking my privilege and being engaged in my feminist education.

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recognizing that sexism affects both genders negatively and pledge to actively challenge those who fail to see the damage of sexist remarks.

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Continuously challenging my own and others' assumptions and beliefs regarding gender and sexuality which contribute to misogyny and VAW.

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recognizing that I will never truly understand what it means to live as a woman in a sexist society

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Not being a passive participant in sexist behaviour and speaking out against the objectification of women.

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I pledge to use my strength to lift others up not tear them down...

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always letting my daughters remind me how incredible they are.

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respecting women because I want respect from women in return.

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respecting women because i want respect in return.

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being a good role model for my children and to treat women with dignity and respect.

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recognizing and being accountable for my own privilege as a man and supporting causes that empower women and other marginalized groups.

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


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