After a successful 2019 campaign, the Polished Man campaign is back for 2020, encouraging people across the globe to paint one fingernail this October to raise awareness for violence against children.
All fundraising efforts are channeled into trauma recovery and the facilitation of trauma prevention for victims of family violence.
One billion children experienced violence in the last year alone which is half the world’s children. Australian-based impact organisation, ygap, is determined to reduce this shocking statistic since establishing Polished Man in 2014. Sadly, these numbers are only increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year’s fundraising ventures saw a total of $1.13 million raised and the Polished Man team is looking to build on last year’s total.
The 2020 campaign already has a number of ambassadors supporting including musicians Vance Joy and Client Liaison, former AFL footballer Brendon Fevola and award-winning chef Ben Sherwey.
“Horrifically we know that one billion children experienced violence in the last year alone. That’s half of the world’s children. It’s simply unacceptable,” Polished Man campaign manager Kaitlin Harasym says.
“We all have the power to create change, and it rests at the end of our fingertips. We are calling on everyone to paint one fingernail blue during October, which will spark conversations, and inspire donations to help end violence against children.”
It shouldn’t hurt to be a child, and we as a nation have the power to change this.
For those looking to donate, please visit the Polish Man website here.