According to the World Health Organization, more than one in three women (35.6%) globally report having experienced physical and/or sexual partner violence, or sexual violence by a non-partner in their lifetimes. Violence against women is a public health problem of epidemic proportions and if we don’t bring awareness to it, things will not change.
This powerful video produced by Care Norway aims to inform fathers of these statistics and help boys and men learn to respect the women around them. The video begins with a woman speaking to her future father and saying, “I will be born a girl which means that by the time I am 14, the boys in my class would have called me a w***e, a b***h, a c**t, and many other things. It’s just for fun of course, something boys do. So you won’t worry and I understand that. Perhaps you did the same when you were young, trying to impress one of the boys. I’m sure you didn’t mean anything by it. Still, some of the other people won’t get the joke.”
Please note: The following video contains mature subject matter and coarse language.
Boys and men often don’t realize that words hurt just as much as physical violence and hopefully this cycle of violence against women will stop. Please share this powerful video by Care Norway with the women and men in your life.