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Man Up Campaign to Stop Violence against Women

in SOUTH AFRICA, 15/01/2010

The Man Up campaign is calling on young leaders to stop violence against women at the Global Summit, World Cup 2010. During the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Man Up will bring together 200 young men and women from 50 countries at the launch of a five-year campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Young leaders are invited to submit an application to Man Up to become a delegate at the campaign's Young Leaders Summit. Deadline for applications: January 22, 2010.

Source: UNIFEM

Delegates to the Summit will learn how to plan and execute initiatives in their native countries and will be offered a multitude of resources and guidance from renowned non-governmental organizations, athletes, musicians and artists throughout the five-year campaign. This same cadre of delegates will gather again in Brazil at The World Cup 2014 to share their experiences and demonstrate how youth can make the world a safer place for women and girls.

About Man Up

Man Up is an international campaign that mobilizes young leaders in a movement to stop violence against women and girls. Harnessing the universal power of music and sport, Man Up provides innovative training, resources and support to young men and women and the organizations that collaborate with them.

Man Up was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2009 in partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership. Man Up is funded, in part, by NoVo Foundation, V-Day and Ms. Foundation, and is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Peace Building, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Contact:
Jessica Greer Morri, Principal, Communications
E-mail: jessica@manupcampaign.org
Tel: +1 917 309-0548

For further information, please see the Man Up Campaign
Article License: Copyright - Article License Holder: UNIFEM

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