Welcome to The Pixel Project’s “30 For 30″ Father’s Day Campaign 2013! In honour of Father’s Day, we created this campaign:
- To acknowledge the vital role Dads play in families, cultures and communities worldwide.
- To showcase good men from different walks of life who are fabulous positive non-violent male role models.
Through this campaign, we will be publishing a short interview with a different Dad on each day of the month of June.
This campaign is also part of a programme of initiatives held throughout 2014 in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign that is in benefit of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project. Donate at just US$1 per pixel to reveal the mystery Celebrity Male Role Models and help raise US$1 million for the cause while raising awareness about the important role men and boys play in ending violence against women in their communities worldwide. Donations begin at just US$10 and you can donate via the Pixel Reveal website here or the Pixel Reveal Razoo donation page here.
Our twenty ninth “30 For 30″ 2014 Dad is Alex Trainer from the USA.
The Dad Bio
Alex is the proud father of a 16 year old daughter, Christel, and proud husband to his wife of 12 years. He believes the success to their marriage is due to the fact that Jesus Christ is the sovereign in their relationship, that He constructed it and sustains it. He believes that following Christ’s example of treating women without judgment (John 8:11), with love (Ephesians 5:25), and with gentleness is the best way to impact his daughter’s life.
The best thing about being a dad is being able to teach my daughter the knowledge that I have learned, and knowing that I had a role in showing her how to expect to be treated by a man. My daughter will know that she is to be treated with dignity and respect, as well as what is right and wrong.
2. A dad is usually the first male role model in a person’s life and fathers do have a significant impact on their sons’ attitude towards women and girls. How has your father influenced the way you see and treat women and girls?
My father was a college professor – introverted and shy, and a gentleman. I never heard him speak an unkind word to my mom or berate her. Instead, I saw a man who took the time to explain to her things she didn’t understand about American culture, which was important as she was a German immigrant. Though my father experienced much pain in his life, he never lashed out, put down, or threatened anyone when he was frustrated.
3. Communities and activists worldwide are starting to recognise that violence against women is not a “women’s issue” but a human rights issue and that men play a role in stopping the violence. How do you think fathers and other male role models can help get young men and boys to take an interest in and step up to help prevent and stop violence against women?
One of the underlying causes of violence towards women is the lack of moral male leadership in the world. Many sons do not have men in their lives that they can actively listen to about how to encourage and support the women in their lives. Positive male role models for boys make solid, moral male men in the future – men who treat women with equality, respect, and dignity.