Sometimes, a conversation starter is all you need.
Polished Man is an innovative fundraising campaign by YGAP that challenges men to paint one fingernail for the month of October to represent the one in five children who face physical and/or sexual violence before the age of 18.
Ninety percent of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men, but the Polished Man movement is not about pointing the finger. It’s about asking men to unite and lead by example, channelling the collective strength of masculinity to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens.
Polished Man starts with painting a fingernail which leads to a conversation. That conversation inspires a donation which allows for prevention and protection, and it ends with a world where no child suffers from violence.
Polished Man encourages women to rally behind the Polished Men in their life and celebrate positive masculinity. They can take a photo with their Polished Man to upload on social media and say “I prefer a #polishedman” or paint a feature nail for the month of October and fundraise as well.
All funds raised through Polished Man are channelled into trauma recovery and trauma prevention programs for children who have suffered or are at risk of suffering violence globally. These include YGAP impact entrepreneurs running ventures that reduce violence against children or provide emergency relief to those that have fallen victims to physical and/or sexual violence.
Capping off the good work, funds are also channelled into some incredible work being carried out by Hagar International, The Australian Childhood Foundation, The New York Centre for Children and World Vision Australia.
Sign up online at Polished Man today. If you kick start your fundraising with a $50 donation you’ll also get a free Amuk Polished Man tee and nail polish to get you started.