Tavish comments on Michael Kaufman visit


Commenting after introducing co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign - ending violence against women - Michael Kaufman at a seminar in Lerwick today, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said,

"Today was an inspirational start to a positive campaign to end violence against women, encourage active fatherhood and promote positive ideals in men. Canadian Michael Kaufman is recognised around the world for the work he does in helping men tackle prejudices and stereotypes. His talk today about creating workplaces free of sexual harassment was witty, powerful and very effective. 

"Karen MacKelvie and Shetland Women's Aid are to be congratulated for bringing Michael Kaufman to Shetland. I would encourage people to listen to his inspirational talks this week. I certainly learnt much today and he questioned many values that we take for granted. In short he made me think about the contradictions at the heart of masculinity and with passion and humour."


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