My name is Martin Brousseau: founder of HisRights.org, 40-year-old and Afghanistan war veteran of 2008 who served the Canadian Armed Forces for 16 years. I am currently working and trying to save my own business as a truck driver. Recently, I was forced from my home and business in Fort McMurray, Alberta due to the wildfires where 88,000 were evacuated. Now I am relocated to another northern Alberta town.
I have also been separated from my 4-year-old daughter Emma, as my request for a separation has court orders granting me access yet denied by Emma’s mother. As a result of which I have started a campaign, “Walk a Mile in His Boots,” to raise awareness of Domestic Violence against Men.
900km on a bicycle was the first campaign, during which we have done a “Walk a Mile in His Boots” in every city we traveled through.
Going the extra mile is the perfect opportunity to raise public awareness of invisible domestic violence against men — no longer perceived as merely a woman’s issue — defending HisRights and to educate about the prevalence of abuse, and to unite in condemning all perpetrators of partner abuse, and treat all victims, men and women, with equal rights.
No excuse for domestic violence. Period
[July 1st, 2016]