I Am The Father of a Sweet Girl and I Respect Women. Stop Violence Against Women Now!
I have committed to participating and raising funds for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence. I have pledged to raise funds to benefit YWCA's Sara McKnight Transitional Living Center, and the women and children living there who have survived domestic violence and abuse. This is an essential event that benefits real people in our community. I am also committing to uphold YWCA El Paso del Norte Region's Pledge of Respect and Non-Violence I hope you will join me in supporting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and the women and children YWCA serves!
I was taught to respect women by my father as a boy. I hold true to that today, both in the way that I treat my wife and the women in my family, as well as women I know as part of my life's path. My grandmother was a strong woman, and my mother is a strong woman. My sister was taught to be a strong woman, and my wife is a strong woman. By our actions, we are raising our daughter to be a strong young lady who knows that she will never have to take such behavior/abuse from a man.
We need to ensure that we help those who have been hurt, and that we work to continue to help lay the groundwork to prevent women being hurt in the future.