A group of Colliers International’s male staff in Victoria are sporting bright blue nails this week in support of a unique new fundraising initiative.
Polished Man is an innovative fundraising campaign run by YGAP, which challenges men to end violence against children and raise awareness.
Colliers International in Victoria is supporting the ‘Polished Man’ fundraiser by encouraging team members to paint one nail blue, representing the 1 in 5 children who experience violence globally before the age of 18. To donate, click here.
Celebrity supporters include Carlton footballer Chris Judd, actor Gyton Grantley, singer Dan Sultan, V8 Supercar driver Fabian Coulthard, Essendon footballer Jobe Watson, CEO of World Vision Tim Costello, Rugby Union player Luke Jones, soccer player Adrian Leijer and sports broadcasters Hamish McLaughlan and Tim Watson.
According to YGAP, approximately 90 per cent of all sexual violence committed against children is by perpetrated by men. The majority of this violence happens behind closed doors and is committed by people known to the child.
YGAP believes all men have a role to play in ensuring children feel safe and can reach their full potential. Both women and men, however, are crucial in ending violence against children. Women are asked to paint one nail in solidarity and encourage the men in their lives to participate.
Polished Man will fund preventative measures to end violence against children through YGAP’s international projects and locally in Australia.
For more information, go to www.polishedman.com.au.