Polished Man has raised an impressive…

$8,596,668 over nine years.

We have had over 100,000 people from more than 100 countries get behind this movement, funding both trauma prevention and trauma recovery services in Australia and around the world.

To read more about the incredible success of the 2022 campaign, check out the Polished Man Campaign Report here.

The facts

1 in 2 children experienced violence in the last year alone.

1 in 3 women have experienced violence in their lifetime

Around 95% of all victims of violence experience it at the hand of a male perpetrator

Polished Man and ygap

Our vision is an equitable and sustainable world. Everyone should have the chance to live a happy, healthy and safe life. But the reality right now is that 1 in 2 children experience violence each year, and 1 in 3 women have experienced violence in their lifetime. 

Violence against women and children are major global public health problems and violations of human rights and in the past couple of years, they’ve only gotten worse. One crucial and sustainable strategy for violence prevention is income and economic strengthening.

ygap drives economic empowerment and gender equality through entrepreneurship around the world. We believe business can be a force for good, and that entrepreneurship is key to solving the most challenging social and environmental problems facing our world today. That looks like more and better jobs, thriving businesses, and enough income for healthcare and education. When people are happy, healthy and safe, violence is less likely to occur.

Where the money goes

By funding both trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs, we are able to improve the lives of survivors now, while building a safer future for tomorrow. That’s how we will end violence against women and children.

Trauma Prevention

Evidence from around the world shows that violence against women and children can be prevented. Women’s economic empowerment is a crucial and sustainable strategy to increase gender equity whilst reducing domestic and family violence. ygap delivers critical programs designed to reduce inequality by working alongside underestimated women entrepreneurs.

Funds raised through Polished Man for trauma recovery are channeled into ygap, to run programs that improve families’ economic security which evidence has shown can reduce domestic and family violence.

These women are change-makers driven by the vision and purpose of bringing positive change in their communities. Our work also strengthens norms and values that support non-violent, respectful, positive and gender equitable relationships shown to reduce violence against women and children. 


Trauma Recovery

While we deeply believe in trauma prevention as the key to ending violence against women and children, we know that so many have experienced trauma already.

That’s why we have supported some of the best trauma recovery programs in the world to help survivors of violence recover and shape their own futures. Funds raised in 2023 go to Rize Up Australia.

RizeUp gives a voice to those who don’t feel able to speak up about domestic violence. They help by bringing calm to chaos, challenging attitudes and behaviours and creating genuine change in our society. Working closely with frontline agencies, RizeUp offers affected families practical help: with safe housing, finances, counselling, medical bills and home contents.

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