Y-gap: Polished Man
*If you too would like to be a part of the Polished Man campaign, click here to lend your support.
We at charityBay are thrilled to feature Y-gap for their Polished Man campaign this year. The Polished Man campaign looks at starting a conversation, increasing awareness and raising funds to help prevent violence against children and prevent children from going through this trauma.
The Polished Man campaign encourages everyone to take a stand and actively commit to helping end violence against children by painting one nail for the month of October, representing that a painted nail can start a conversation, raising awareness and funds to ensure no childhood is lost to violence.
While the campaign mainly focuses on men as they are more likely to perpetrate and experience high levels of violence, and are often unlikely to step forward and ask for help, it is not restricted to just them. Help can come from anyone or anywhere. You just have to sign up for the campaign and can kickstart your fundraising journey with $50. You could also team up with friends, colleagues or work-mates and can raise funds as a tribe!
Funds raised through Polished Man support trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of, or who have suffered violence.
For Polished Man, the focus is on prevention because they want to end the issue, not just treat it. The World Health Organisation identifies poverty as one of the root causes of violence against children. That’s why they fund programs run through ygap, which uses the power of social entrepreneurship to support people to lift themselves out of poverty or disadvantage.
While Polished Man team deeply believes in trauma prevention as the key to ending violence against children, they are well aware that half the world’s children have experienced trauma already. The effects of violence can cause even greater harm later in life if left untreated. That’s why they support some of the best trauma recovery agencies in the world, including the Australian Childhood Foundation, SAMSN, Hagar Australia and the New York Center for Children, to help young survivors of violence recover and shape their own futures.
If you would like to lend your support to this incredible organisation actively working towards creating a positive change in the lives of children, click here.
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