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This petition addresses the issue of domestic violence worldwide. It calls for action from men to intervene in the domestic violence against women they see or hear going on around them.
We suggest simple distractions like knocking on the door if screams are coming from behind it and asking to use the phone. This can delay violence or make it obvious to violent individuals that others are aware of what goes on within those four walls. If you are aware of friends or family around you affected by domestic violence, approach them about the issue, you will have a better chance as a male than a woman to have a meaningful impact.
One in three women worldwide have experienced beatings, forced sex or other abuses in their lifetime (Amnesty International). This is a staggering statistic and requires every person's commitment to the fight to change. As men you have the ability to divert your neighbours and friends from following this path. You can enable women to their full potential, and try to restore compassion in society. By signing this petition you are agreeing to uphold your commitment to be aware of violence against women around you and to interfere when the situation arises.