When it comes to Violence Against Women,
the BC Lions, of the Canadian Football League (CFL), make sure to take a firm stand.
When speaking with Jamie Taras, Director of Community Relations for the BC Lions, he pointed out that even in the locker room the players are always keeping one another in check. Setting the standard for a sport that is littered with stories of scandal and abuse in our papers, the BC Lions have a program with the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVABC) called Be More Than A Bystander. As we watch the social media movement of #METOO unravel the staggering number of women to who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment, a lot of us are posing the question of "what next?"
The Be More Than A Bystander program aimes to "break the silence surrounding violence against women and girls by providing tools, language and practical ideas about how to be more than a bystander, how to speak up and how to communicate that violence and abuse are not acceptable." We need for men to stand up and speak up in the workplace environment, at school, university, amongst friends, and at home. Employers need to set strict standards that pay more attention to a woman reporting sexual harassment at work. And vice versa, though the female demographic is at a higher risk we do recognize that men too are subject to being victims.
United we must stand and strive to RESPECT one another.
Checking in after practice, Travis Lulay and Marco Iannuzzi participate in our #iAmResilience Campaign, standing up for Respect, Human Equality, and Violence Against Women and Anyone!
We are all in this TOGETHER. Be sure to check out their program Be More Than A Bystander!
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