G-Men (Georgetown Men Endorsing Non-Violence) was started by Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb. The goals are simple: engage and encourage men to take a proactive stance in putting a stop to domestic violence. By creating educational programs, serving as positive role models and providing safety for those in crisis and immediate danger, men can make a positive difference.
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These are 10 Resolutions for Men to end Violence Against Women
1. Break "Tradition"
Look past the traditional "Macho Man" image that may be keeping you from taking a stand.
2. Reach Out and Help
Ask how you can help if you suspect abuse or an assault. If you or someone else is abusing others, stop and reach out for professional
3. No Means No
Draw the line and make sure your children and others close to you understand that "No" means "No" and that "Stop" means "Stop."
4. No Excuses
There is no excuse for sexual or domestic violence. Don't be fooled into thinking that abuse is due to mental illness, poor anger management skills, chemical dependency, or stress.
5. Speak Up!
Not saying anything prolongs and supports a culture of violence against women.
6. Look at the Man in the Mirror
Do your own actions have a positive or negative effect on the treatment of women and girls?
7. Be a Role Model
Reach out to young men. Help teach boys with words and actions that being a man means respecting women.
8. Educate Yourself
Read up and attend programs that deal with sexual and dometic abuse.
9. Shift the Culture
Change the norm to reflect a more tolerant and respectful culture towards women and girls. Make this a MEN's issue.
10. Get Involved
Host a video, discussion, or present at your work, school, church, club or with a team.
“My father was a violent man. His physical and verbal abuse terrorized my mother and all five of his kids. I was in my 50’s before I truly realized how much this experience impacted my personality and relationships. But the cycle can be broken. We must teach our boys through our words and actions to respect women and to understand that violence is never a solution. It's the most important coaching job I'll ever do.”
Joe Torre Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers
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