Press Releases

UNIFEM SARO PARTNERS WITH ‘MAN UP’ TO MOBILIZE YOUTH TO STOP VIOLENCE DURING 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 10, 2010 -- UNIFEM SARO (United Nations Development Fund for Women Southern Africa and Indian Oceans Island) gives full support to its partner Man Up Campaign which is breaking ground during the 2010 FIFA World Cup by hosting the first-ever, youth-led, global summit to stop violence against women and girls. The summit will kick off Man Up’s five-year campaign and bring together inspiring young leaders from over 50 countries.

Soccer Stars Cobi Jones and Brandi Chastain Make “Man Up” PSA to Stop Violence against Women and Girls

LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2010-- Man Up Campaign is partnering with Cobi Jones and Brandi Chastain — two of the most heralded soccer players in United States history — to dare youth to ‘man up’ and stand up to violence against women and girls. Jones was the US Soccer Player of the Year in 1998 and is a two-time MLS Cup Winner and Chastain helped the US Women’s team capture the 1996 Olympic gold medal and 1999 Women’s World Cup title. These soccer legends are featured in a Man Up Campaign public service announcement that will be debuted at Man Up’s global summit during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit will launch Man Up’s five-year campaign by bringing together 200 young leaders from 50 countries that are committed to stopping violence against women and girls.

Immediate Call for Applications

NEW YORK, December 9, 2009 – During The World Cup 2010 in South Africa, Man Up will bring together 200 young men and women from 50 countries at the launch of a five-year campaign to stop violence against women and girls. The call for applications to become a delegate to Man Up’s Young Leaders Summit is being announced today.