Duchess Camilla Just Made This Bold Request To All Men

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is more than just the future queen and the wife of Prince Charles. She's also an activist and one of the causes that she finds most important centers around abuse (via Hello! Magazine). Back in March 2020, the world was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that's when Camilla jumped into action to urge anyone dealing with abuse to seek help.

"This is a hard time for everyone, as we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe. But for some of you it is even harder, because home is not a safe place," she said via social media. "I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family. It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you," she continued. "If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone. Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic abuse charities. Please stay safe and get help," she concluded.

This week, Camilla spoke out again, this time urging men to join the cause in fighting against abuse.

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.

Camilla makes an impassioned plea

Duchess Camilla spoke out this week during a recent reception honoring the WOW Foundation's "Shameless!" initiative, per People Magazine. During her speech, Camilla urged everyone, including men to help stop sexual abuse and join in the fight. "We need to get the men in our lives involved in this movement. We do not, in any way, hold all men responsible for sexual violence. But we do need them all on board to tackle it," Camilla said at the event.

"After all, rapists are not born, they are constructed. And it takes an entire community — male and female — to dismantle the lies, words and actions that foster a culture in which sexual assault is seen as normal, and in which it shames the victim. So let us all leave here today and try and get the men in our lives to participate in building a 'shameless' society," Camilla continued, adding that entire communities need to come together to help prevent sexual abuse, as well as help the victims. "It takes an entire community, male and female, to dismantle the lies, words and actions that foster a culture in which sexual assault is seen as normal," she said.

It seems that Camilla is hoping to spread worldwide awareness surrounding abuse, and wants people from every walk of life to join the fight.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).