The men of YGAP, an organization of entrepreneurs dedicated to ending poverty, have begun a new movement centered around raising awareness for child abuse, and funds to help children in poverty who are at risk for sexual or physical abuse.
Inspired by a friend’s personal testimony of surviving sexual abuse as a child, the founder of the Polished Man Project Elliot Costello started the project by promising to wear one polished finger as a symbol of the one-in-five children who fall victim to sexual or physical abuse. The project acknowledges that, while women do commit child abuse, the majority of sexual and physical abuse against children is committed by men, and their project provides an avenue for men to take a stand against child abuse and serve as good role models for other men and boys.
Using their polished fingers to promote awareness has allowed the polished men to raise over $200k in donations toward protecting children from poverty and the increased risk of child abuse that comes with it.
Learn more about the project at https://www.polishedman.com/