Often times people want to help others but do not know how. This cannot be any truer than when it comes to helping abused men and boys. The resources sometimes are not apparent and are often difficult to find. Sometimes the resources are hidden or even barred by other groups who wish to polarize the issue. The intent here is to provide those who wish to help male victims with the opportunity to do so.
Please remember that you do no have to empty your wallets to help. Even a small donation can go a long way. And for those on the other side of the issue, it would go a long way to demonstrating real concern for all victims if you donated as well.
The Walk A Mile In His Shoes campaign has been created by Dave Flook, founder of the Equal Parenting Organization “Not All Dads Are Deadbeats”.”In the 6 years of running my organization I have met a wide number of people who have been victims of domestic violence – both men & women. Women have many resources that are available to them if they find themselves in a violent situation. They have shelters, government funded support networks, professional assistance and the list goes on. Men on the other hand, have next to nothing in place for support and resources other than the support provided by grassroots efforts such as this one. Compounding their issues is the one-sided media attention that almost always focuses on female victims of domestic violence while completely ignoring similar issues pertaining to men. It is unfathomable and unacceptable to me that this kind of support imbalance occurs and I aim to correct that.”
The objective of the Walk A Mile In His Shoes campaign is to raise awareness for ALL victims of domestic violence and to put an end to gender violence propaganda & misinformation.
We will accomplish this goal by providing facts based statistics and studies regarding the realities of domestic violence – that it affects both genders and is not exclusively an issue that pertains to women.
By providing an online resource that gives a voice to victims of domestic violence we are taking a step in the right direction to open public discussion and understanding about the impact of abuse.
This campaign is in no way misogynistic nor do we promote ANY form of violence towards women. We are not here to shut down any female-oriented support groups. We do not advocate against any kind of support for anyone. Our mission is to simply provide another side of the story – one that is sheltered from the public in the media and one that needs to be heard.
~ Dave Flook | Walk A Mile In His Shoes
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