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One Million Men_One Million Promises: Sir Patrick Stewart Made His Promise to Ring The Bell

Sir Patrick's is a story of survival, and so much more. Here, at the New York launch of Breakthrough's global Ring the Bell: "One million men. One million promises" campaign, he shows unforgettably how fathers and all men can end cycles and cultures of violence against women--and lead others to do the same. Sir Patrick and Ring the Bell (#ringthebell) have inspired thousands to stand up for change in their own families and--in ways grand or small--to help build a world in which daughters are safe and valued and sons have infinite options about what it means to be a "man." Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises calls on men worldwide to promise to take concrete action to end violence against women. Men and women together have responded with outrage to recent dramatic acts of violence from Delhi to Cairo to Steubenville. We know that effective laws, courts, and cops are essential -- but they are not enough. We need individual and community action to challenge the habits and norms that perpetuate violence. Together with our partners in South Africa, Brazil, Malaysia, and more, we will secure one million promises in one year, starting March 8, 2013 (International Women's Day). With men as leaders and partners, we can build a world in which women are safe — and in which all of us live freely, fully, and without fear. Make your promise today: • • • Together we can build a safer world.
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