A CALL TO MEN Unites People Globally to Celebrate and Inspire Healthy Manhood

Actors, activists, athletes – Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Matt Walsh, Zainab Salbi, Anthony Rapp, Mark Herzlich, and Jonathan Stewart – stand together to promote healthy manhood and prevent gender-based violence this Father’s Day

A CALL TO MEN is celebrating all the men, male-identified people, fathers, and father figures who are committed to helping raise the next generation of manhood. We teach that embracing and supporting a healthy manhood promotes male authenticity and prevents all forms of gender-based violence.

The campaign features celebrities and thousands of other committed people who have rallied around our call to celebrate and honor all the positive things that healthy manhood means to them. In partnership with technology platform, WeAre8, that enables brands to sponsor millions of people to share content across social, we are amplifying our movement to elevate healthy manhood. The result: thousands of people sharing a video that creates a virtual human chain of unity to visualize the power of standing together.

“At A CALL TO MEN, we know that embracing and promoting a healthy manhood increases male authenticity and prevents gender-based violence and discrimination,” said Tony Porter, CEO of A CALL TO MEN.  “We are honored to have the support of WeAre8 and so many people committed to using their influence and platform to spur positive social change.” 

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Actor Rainn Wilson shared, “Healthy manhood means being able to be vulnerable, kind, compassionate, and soft when necessary. And the greatest skill for any father or man? Being able to LISTEN and LEARN with humility, especially from women.”

Actress Evan Rachel Wood added, “Healthy Manhood is allowing my son to be a whole person and teaching him that feelings are not a sign of weakness.”

“This is a beautiful celebration of what manhood can be and the freedom it can bring to the next generation of men and boys and to all of humanity,” Porter said. 

Everyone can participate in the campaign as it will continue beyond Father’s Day and the video will be updated as more people submit photos.  There are three ways to participate:

1.   DOWNLOAD WEARE8 from the app store and accept your exclusive sponsorship offer for A CALL TO MEN. For every video shared through the app, a donation will be made in your name to A CALL TO MEN.

2.   DONATE online to support A CALL TO MEN initiatives.

3.   POST your photo to the campaign with a statement of what #HealthyManhood means to you.  Post your image to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag us @acalltomen and include your #HealthyManhood statement.

Check out the images below!

 
“Being a great role model is key to #HealthyManhood. Passing down knowledge and strength to the next generation.” — @JanelRocks1

“Being a great role model is key to #HealthyManhood. Passing down knowledge and strength to the next generation.” — @JanelRocks1

“Healthy manhood is placing my kids in a loving and caring living situation, and giving them my all.” — Deandre Stringfellow

“Healthy manhood is placing my kids in a loving and caring living situation, and giving them my all.” — Deandre Stringfellow

“Healthy manhood is being fully involved with parenting.” — @HelsHenryLe

“Healthy manhood is being fully involved with parenting.” — @HelsHenryLe

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“Healthy manhood means respect and value women’s feeling and opinion, and always keep their promises!” — @elvinasuryani

“Healthy manhood means respect and value women’s feeling and opinion, and always keep their promises!” — @elvinasuryani

“Healthy manhood is being that awesome big brother to the women around you!” — @Shakewomanshake

“Healthy manhood is being that awesome big brother to the women around you!” — @Shakewomanshake

“Healthy manhood means you listen and care for your loved ones, and watch over them no matter what.” — @haileynolin

“Healthy manhood means you listen and care for your loved ones, and watch over them no matter what.” — @haileynolin

“Healthy manhood is laughing at the silly things.” — @fashionably_fit_keesh

“Healthy manhood is laughing at the silly things.” — @fashionably_fit_keesh

“Healthy manhood is protecting my wife and children, providing for my family, giving my family my time and love, sacrificing for my family’s happiness and security.” — @charliehattermusic

“Healthy manhood is protecting my wife and children, providing for my family, giving my family my time and love, sacrificing for my family’s happiness and security.” — @charliehattermusic

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“Healthy manhood is everything because without it, I’d have nothing.” — Ricardo Valdez

“Healthy manhood is everything because without it, I’d have nothing.” — Ricardo Valdez

“Healthy Manhood means working to change systems and structures that oppress and endanger women and girls.” — Matt Kelley

“Healthy Manhood means working to change systems and structures that oppress and endanger women and girls.” — Matt Kelley

"Healthy manhood is my son is able to share his emotions free of judgement."

"Healthy manhood is my son is able to share his emotions free of judgement."

“Healthy manhood represents the sowing of righteous thoughts in our youth which ultimately blossoms into conscious action in our community.” — Mitesh Popat

“Healthy manhood represents the sowing of righteous thoughts in our youth which ultimately blossoms into conscious action in our community.” — Mitesh Popat

“Healthy manhood is keeping it real and being honest.” — Gilbert Padilla

“Healthy manhood is keeping it real and being honest.” — Gilbert Padilla

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“Healthy manhood means being supportive.” — @itsglamourdaily

“Healthy manhood means being supportive.” — @itsglamourdaily

“Healthy manhood is being not afraid to break the norms.” — @lucasgiesbrecht

“Healthy manhood is being not afraid to break the norms.” — @lucasgiesbrecht

“Healthy manhood is about being a caregiver and knowing what’s right as a man. A man is suppose to provide and care for his family! He is suppose to be a protector and teacher and giver!” — @makeupdivaamber

“Healthy manhood is about being a caregiver and knowing what’s right as a man. A man is suppose to provide and care for his family! He is suppose to be a protector and teacher and giver!” — @makeupdivaamber

“A good son, a good father, respectfully with all humans.” — @rosaliaserranod

“A good son, a good father, respectfully with all humans.” — @rosaliaserranod

“Healthy manhood is being there for your family through it all.” — @elu

“Healthy manhood is being there for your family through it all.” — @elu

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“Healthy Manhood means raising my daughter with the knowledge that I will be proud of her no matter who she is or what she wants to do with her life.” — @JDSanderson

“Healthy Manhood means raising my daughter with the knowledge that I will be proud of her no matter who she is or what she wants to do with her life.” — @JDSanderson

“Healthy manhood means a healthy, happy childhood for her!” — @KateGodiva

“Healthy manhood means a healthy, happy childhood for her!” — @KateGodiva

“Healthy manhood is being a strong minded man, being able to advocate for women and being able to express emotions.” — @andreajauch

“Healthy manhood is being a strong minded man, being able to advocate for women and being able to express emotions.” — @andreajauch

“Healthy manhood is spreading happiness and joy.” — @w_a_d_s_o_n_j3

“Healthy manhood is spreading happiness and joy.” — @w_a_d_s_o_n_j3

“Healthy manhood means putting family first and showing emotional intelligence.” — @Ohsnapitslizzie

“Healthy manhood means putting family first and showing emotional intelligence.” — @Ohsnapitslizzie

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“Healthy manhood means having healthy personal boundaries” — @vandi

“Healthy manhood means having healthy personal boundaries” — @vandi

“Healthy manhood is elevating others.” — @theleanbride

“Healthy manhood is elevating others.” — @theleanbride

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“Healthy manhood is the courage to be both strong and weak, and embrace both equally.” — Scott Davis

“Healthy manhood is the courage to be both strong and weak, and embrace both equally.” — Scott Davis

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“Healthy manhood is being a present father.” — @vanessamartinez

“Healthy manhood is being a present father.” — @vanessamartinez

“Healthy manhood is fighting for equality between men and women.” — @sophietagel

“Healthy manhood is fighting for equality between men and women.” — @sophietagel

“Healthy manhood is when I can express and celebrate all of me and my gender identity. All of it makes me who I am.” — M

“Healthy manhood is when I can express and celebrate all of me and my gender identity. All of it makes me who I am.” — M

“Healthy manhood is teaching respect for others from an early age.” — Lynn Jauch

“Healthy manhood is teaching respect for others from an early age.” — Lynn Jauch

“Healthy manhood is a loving son, a benevolent partner and friend and a role model father whose life mission is to make his immediate environment a better place. “ — @Sandypapadimitriou

“Healthy manhood is a loving son, a benevolent partner and friend and a role model father whose life mission is to make his immediate environment a better place. “ — @Sandypapadimitriou

“Healthy manhood is the courage to put down the rules that kept you alive in the past, in order to take on new rules that help you thrive in the present.” — Gabriel Lopez

“Healthy manhood is the courage to put down the rules that kept you alive in the past, in order to take on new rules that help you thrive in the present.” — Gabriel Lopez

“Healthy manhood is using your influence on others to be a strong voice for healthy manhood.” — Marisleksy Ginarte

“Healthy manhood is using your influence on others to be a strong voice for healthy manhood.” — Marisleksy Ginarte

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“Healthy manhood is encouraging self-efficacy.” — @coloradopretty

“Healthy manhood is encouraging self-efficacy.” — @coloradopretty

“Healthy manhood is being a good husband.” — @ruthbelgira

“Healthy manhood is being a good husband.” — @ruthbelgira

“Healthy manhood means that men see and treat women as equals, Healthy manhood is never sexist, misogynistic. It’s fathers who always have their children’s back, it’s husbands who help and respect their wives, it’s just colleges, neighbors, any man in the streets who will never allow himself unacceptable behavior.” — @valaref

“Healthy manhood means that men see and treat women as equals, Healthy manhood is never sexist, misogynistic. It’s fathers who always have their children’s back, it’s husbands who help and respect their wives, it’s just colleges, neighbors, any man in the streets who will never allow himself unacceptable behavior.” — @valaref

“Healthy manhood means knowing I can express vulnerability and cry in front of others... and feel better being my authentic self. It means knowing I can express vulnerability and cry in front of others... and feel better being my authentic self. It also means women are just as (if not more) resilient, courageous and strong as men.” — @notonmywatch

“Healthy manhood means knowing I can express vulnerability and cry in front of others... and feel better being my authentic self. It means knowing I can express vulnerability and cry in front of others... and feel better being my authentic self. It also means women are just as (if not more) resilient, courageous and strong as men.” — @notonmywatch

“Healthy manhood means standing side-by-side with women, so that we can all move forward together.” — Michael Stars Team

“Healthy manhood means standing side-by-side with women, so that we can all move forward together.” — Michael Stars Team