There is a direct connection between violence against the Earth and violence against women.— Lee Maracle
Promising Violence Against Women quotations
Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace
We need more men with the guts, with the courage, with the strength, with the moral integrity to break our complicit silence and challenge each other and stand with women and not against them.
We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.
Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation.
But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.
As an advocate to end violence against women, I have come to learn that the shame surrounding domestic violence is a barrier to talking about the issue. # PurplePurse provides victims and those who support the cause with information and resources they need to take the necessary actions to break the vicious cycle with confidence.
We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence
I came to realize that we don’t raise boys to be men, we raise them not to be women.
Look, guys, no matter what a girl does, no matter how she's dressed, no matter how much she's had to drink, it's never, never, never, never, never OK to touch her without her consent. This doesn't make you a man. It makes you a coward.
Violence against women is still treated as a lesser crime.
Armed groups turn it into a weapon of choice because of near total impunity.
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
When violence against women is no longer societally accepted, no longer kept secret; when everyone understands that even one case is too many. That's when it will change.
There's been an awful lot of silence in make culture about this ongoing tragedy of men's violence against women and children... we need to break that silence, and we need more men to do that.
As a child, I heard in my home doctors and ambulance men say, 'Mrs.
Stewart, you must've done something to provoke him.' 'Mrs. Stewart, it takes two to make an argument.' Wrong. Wrong! My mother did nothing to provoke that - and even if she had, violence is never ever a choice that a man should make. Ever.
I firmly believe today that the only way to stop violence against women is to speak out and refused to be silenced.
The origins of violence against women by men are not biological.
If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture.
Violence is never ever a choice that a man should make.
The Violence Against Women Act protects the lives of tens of thousands of domestic violence victims. But the U.S. must also support gender equality around the world, and that means acknowledging that some nations we consider to be our friends are no friends to women.
The pursuit of otherness, the sense that we are somehow different than our brothers and sisters, no matter where we find them, allows for all the other great evils: racism, sexism, homophobia, violence against gay people and against women.
Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.
To anyone out there who has ever been assaulted: You will never be alone.
You are never alone. We have your back. I've got your back.
Violence against women isn't cultural, it's criminal.
Equality cannot come eventually, it's something we must fight for now.
I smacked her, cracked her, put her in a full nelson.
We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence.
In the United States the state monopoly on the use of violence has intensified since the 1980s, and in the process, has been increasingly directed against young people, low-income whites, poor minorities, immigrants, and women.
Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.
It's not enough just to treat women well. We have to work to make sure all men treat women well.
I call on men and boys everywhere to join us.
Violence against women and girls will not be eradicated until all of us - men and boys - refuse to tolerate it.
As men, we all have something to give.
We all have the power to do our own part to stop the global pandemic of violence against women and girls. It is holding us all back.
Violence against women is learned. Each of us must examine - and change - the way in which our own behavior might contribute to, enable, ignore or excuse all such forms of violence. I promise to do so, and to invite other me and allies to do the same.
It seems to me that violence against women has been tolerated for so long that the world has become numb to it.
Our freedom is also incomplete, dear compatriots, as long as we are denied our security by criminals who prey on our communities, who rob our businesses and undermine our economy, who ply their destructive trade in drugs in our schools, and who do violence against our women and children.
We have not yet made violence against women abnormal, extraordinary, unacceptable. We have not yet come to see it as a pathological issue.
Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.