End Violence Against Women
Why take the pledge?
Violence against women (and increasingly, men as well) continues to be rampant. We hear the horror stories of our own members who have been beaten and killed by their husbands or boyfriends. We see it in our classrooms as students who have witnessed violence at home or even been victims themselves often repeat the cycle of abuse in their interactions with classmates and educators. We see it in our workplace and wonder what we can do to help.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is a time to express our opposition to violence used against any person. NYSUT is participating in the Nov. 25 international recognition to acknowledge that women and girls are overwhelmingly the victims of violence here and around the world.
When you click the “sign petition” button of the online Pledge to Eliminate Violence Against Women, the NYSUT Civil & Human Rights Committee will use your “signature” for several purposes:
A Pledge to End Violence Against Women
Never to commit violence against women;
Never to excuse violence against women; and
Never to remain silent about violence against women.
This is my pledge.
This is my commitment.
87 total signers.