Violence against women is not a women’s issue; it’s a human issue.
If violence against women is to end, we need men to help challenge the attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate it – in themselves, and in other men.
That's why we launched the First Man Standing campaign. We have over 1500 members to date, committed to standing up and speaking out about violence against women – be it in their families, churches or workplaces
What you can do
We’re asking men to do three things:
- Respect all women.
- Challenge other men when they display negative attitudes towards women.
- Sign up to the White Ribbon pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men's violence against women in all its forms.
Let’s stand up and be part of a movement for change together.
White Ribbon Pledge
We encourage all men to wear a White Ribbon, and make the Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. This is a serious declaration and requires thought and consideration before it is made.
Take it further
Sign up to be a First Man Standing. Join over 1000 other men at the forefront of a movement for change. For those who sign up to our newsletter, we will send out more ideas and tips about how to be a First Man Standing in your daily life, as well as updates on how the campaign is developing.
Take a deeper look at what the Bible says about being a man with our seven First Man Standing Bible studies.
For more ideas on how to model masculinity in your everyday life, have a look at our Living as a First Man Standing guide.
As men stand up and show through their actions and words that they fully respect all women, we will change lives and transform culture.
Covid-19: Men Under Pressure
Spending a prolonged period at home due to self-isolation or because the office is closed presents its own challenges of feeling enclosed or restricted. Having more contact with a partner or flatmate than you would normally can lead to increased tensions. We have some advice to help you when things get tough and nerves start to fray.