“Each man has his own unique strength. But we have one common power – to stand against domestic violence and abuse.”

Cathal Pendred. A UFC Fighter. A battler against domestic violence.

MAN UP is about the positive and powerful role that men can play in ending domestic violence, in challenging abuse and supporting women and children.

About a year ago, Ireland’s UFC Mixed Martial Arts star Cathal Pendred, approached SAFE Ireland. He wondered if there was anything he could do to help our campaign to promote the positive role that men can play in raising awareness about, and stopping, domestic violence and abuse.

Cathal’s understanding, concern and thoughtfulness on the subject of domestic violence were impressive. His commitment is an amazing example of how large numbers of men reject domestic violence and are willing to do something about it.

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Some facts…

8,033 Women at least received support from domestic violence services in Ireland in 2013.

3,424 Children at least received support from domestic violence services in Ireland in 2013.

46,137 helpline calls were answered by domestic violence services in Ireland in 2013.

3,494 requests for emergency refuge accommodation could not be met because the refuge was full in 2013.

MAN UP is a SAFE Ireland campaign. MAN UP is about the positive and powerful role that men can play in ending domestic violence, in challenging abuse and supporting women and children.

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