An Unlikely Journey:
How a Man From the Conservative Bible Belt Is Fighting Violence Against the World’s Women and Girls
November 8, 2011

The following is an excerpt from Hearts on Fire: Twelve Stories of Today’s Visionaries Igniting Idealism Into Action by Jill Iscol with Peter Cookson, available now from booksellers and at your local library.

Violence against women is a complex set of destructive, primarily male behaviors that include psychological and emotional abuse, forced marriage, son preference, honor killings, sexual harassment, trafficking, and violence against women in armed conflict.

Jimmie Briggs is the founder of the Man Up Campaign, a global initiative to stop violence against girls and women. He didn’t start life expecting he would dedicate himself to mobilizing the world’s youth in the cause of basic justice for girls and women.

But that’s what he did. And this is his story.

To read more about Jimmie Briggs’ story at the web site, click here.

To learn more about the Man Up Campaign, click here.