The Touching Reason These Men Are Walking Around With One Painted Fingernail

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If you happen to see a guy with one single nail painted on his hand, he didn't just bail mid-way through a manicure. Right now, guys are painting one nail on their hands for a very important reason - the #PolishedMan campaign by YGAP.

What is it? It's a way that men are showing their support for the one in five children globally who experience violence. So, having only one nail painted out of five is symbolic. It's also something that makes a statement because you don't often see men sporting colored nail polish - and because sadly, according to the Polished Man website, 90% of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men.

The campaign was born when the YGAP CEO Elliot Costello was visiting Cambiodia and met a young girl named Thea, whose story really struck a chord in him. "Whilst there, Elliot met a young girl named Thea," the site explains. "Her tragic, yet hopeful story would be the start of a global movement."

And it looks like it's been pretty effective in raising awareness. There are already over 3,000 #PolishedMan posts on Instagram, posted by polished men all over the world:


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