Announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2009 in collaboration with Vital Voices Global Partnership, Man Up is a global campaign to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. Our call to action challenges each of us to “man up” and declare that violence against women and girls must end.
In order to break the cycle of trauma and misinformation unabated violence against women and girls bestows on individuals, families, communities and societies around the world, Man Up Campaign was created to give young people a voice in developing models of change that truly address this issue.
Through the universal platforms of sport, music, technology and the arts, Man Up Campaign is partnering with young men and women around the world by providing innovative training, resources and support to youth informed initiatives. This partnership works to build a network of young advocates and defenders, linking their efforts to those of community based and mainstream organizations, entertainment and sports communities, non-profits and corporations towards our common cause.
This summer, Man Up will bring together a prestigious team of delegates, along with artists, athletes and activists to launch a five-year campaign at an inaugural Young Leaders Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
In 2014 this same group of Man Up Delegates will gather again at World Cup 2014 in Brazil to share their experiences, build community, and further develop methodologies to strengthen their efforts.
This is a bold initiative and the first of its kind in that it is both youth led and informed. Over the course of the next five years and beyond Man Up will continue to expand both its resources and presence to build a worldwide community around our cause. Man Up Campaign continues to grow as partners, athletes, musicians, young leaders and people like you, join our team in tackling violence against women and girls.