Suggest girls to boys in the IIT

What if you put a boy in front of a girl and tell him to hit her?

Imagine a ten year old boy being asked to hit a ten year old girl, just like that. Do you think he would do it?
The online magazine 'FanPage Italy' has dared the experiment to prove that children simply would not beat women in their understanding of the world. And the guys' reasoning? Because women, to quote one of them from the video, are “men”.

It is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse at least once in their life. A queasy statistic and an even more frightening number to think about seriously. Because one in three - that means every third girl or every third woman in your personal environment is affected. Every third!

As a result of this video sparked a big debate online in which, among other things, criticism was expressed that the boys also “shudder” when asked to “pat” the girl on the arm, and that the problem is generally far too severe would be simplified. Of course, all of these are justified objections, but you can't help but clearly state that the core message of the video is unchallenged.

We believe that boys and girls are not born as violent people - it is the circumstances, our environment and the exemplified and learned behaviors that ultimately determine who we are, what we do and how we act. The good news is: attitudes and behaviors can be changed!

In 2015 we want to focus primarily on young people and put an end to violence against women and girls. When we speak with one voice as a global community, we can show that we want our governments to work harder to end violence against women, while demanding ambitious goals to promote equality between men and women.

Do you want to get active too? Then take a stand with us and add your selfie to the largest visual petition to date for the rights of young people at www.showyourselfie.org!