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Polish One Fingernail to Help Stop Violence Against Children

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015 12:20 AM

Photo: Polished Man/YouTube

Did you know that 1 in 5 children experience sexual or physical violence?

That’s according to a new campaign called ‘Polished Man’ which encourages men to paint one fingernail in the hope of raising awareness about this scourge.

The campaign raised a quarter of a million dollars last year in Australia and the founders are hoping to take it worldwide this year.

The attention is focused on the role of men who are said to commit most of the violence against children. According to the campaign, 90 percent of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men.

The UN, which authored the most comprehensive report to date on violence against children, this issues cuts across class, income level, race, gender and geography.

It can happen anywhere, whether in the home in a rich, Western nation or in conflict zones where lawlessness may prevail.

In its report, the UN said that allowing children to feel safe is connected to other development goals such as spreading education and eradicating HIV/AIDS.

The Polished Man campaign lasts from October 1 to 15.

This article is brought to you by our partners at RYOT. Click here to view the original article on RYOT.org



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