Welcome to First Man Standing (FMS), an opportunity for men everywhere to be the first in their family, club, church or workplace to stand up and speak out about building strong relationships and ending violence against women. First Man Standing is being launched in association with Christian Vision for Men (see cvmen.org.uk).
First Man Standing - FMS Video
Wondering what you can do to be a First Man Standing? Take a look at this short video where some men share how they put into practice First Man Standing & support the women in their lives.
What are we asking you to do?
We are proposing three steps for men to follow in order to make a difference:
- Respect all women everywhere and demonstrate love and support for women and children in your family
- Challenge other men by speaking out to your friends and colleagues about ending violence and negative attitudes towards women.
- Join the cause and make a personal pledge by joining the FMS list here
If you want to know more about the White Ribbon Campaign, or to order a white ribbon to wear, go to: whiteribboncampaign.co.uk.
To find out more about First Man Standing you can download the First Man Standing leaflet here.
What happens next?
For those who sign up we will send out more ideas and details of how you can practically work through the implications of First Man Standing and send you a quarterly e-newsletter to keep you in touch with how the campaign is developing.For ideas about how to live as a FMS download our resource "Living as a First Man Standing"
We would love to have your stories to be able to put on the website. To send these in or for further information contact Peter Grant.