16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an annual UN Women international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The theme this year is domestic violence, a timely one due to the global pandemic driven spike in gender based violence against women.
Join us to #orangetheworld together!
Mon, December 7
19:30 – 20:30 +08
Keeping the Faith: What Survivors From Faith Communities Want Us to Know
The Faith and VAWG Coalition’s policy briefing will outline the unique ways in which life under COVID-19 has impacted survivors from faith communities who are often also (though not exclusively) from migrant, Black and minoritised communities.
Naima Khan, the Director of the Inclusive Mosque Initiative.
Nicole Jacobs, Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner for England and Wales
Dr Ava Kanyeredzi, Lead Member & Researcher on the Black Churches Domestic Abuse Forum
Faeeza Vaid MBE, Executive Director at Muslim Women's Network UK
Huda Jawad, Co-founder of Faith and VAWG Coalition, Standing Together
Join Christian Aid Scotland and friends from around the world to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020.
Their panel of inspirational speakers will discuss the role of faith communities and leaders in speaking out against gender-based violence.
They will share some of the creative ways in which people are challenging gender-based violence in countries and communities across the world.
Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
Rev Dr Elaine Neuenfeldt
Right Rev Anne Dyer
Rev Nicqi Ashwood
Rev Elitha Moyo
Dr Marianna Leite
The coalition of organisations against gender-based violence includes: Christian Aid Scotland, Side by Side, the Scottish Episcopal Church, Act Alliance, and the World Council of Churches.
Sign up here.
November 25 to December 10
Various times and themes
One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence. International Anglican Women Network hopes that the following links, resources and examples will inspire and help Anglicans participate in this year’s international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence which run from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day).
Webinar: Domestic Abuse: Identifying the Signs
Webinar: Addressing Gender-Based Violence Around the Communion
Webinar: Engaging Men in Ending Gender-Based Violence
Webinar: Theology and Prayer: How our theology engages us and motivates us to act
Webinar: Advocacy and Gender Justice
The international Anglican mission agency Mothers' Union has produced a resource pack for 2020's campaign against gender-based violence.
These resources can be used by individuals, groups and communities who would like to join them in their stand against Gender-Based Violence.
Sign up here.
I especially liked 16 Days prayer diary by Mothers' Union Ireland (can be found in the link above), I will be using a tailor made version of it myself.
As a survivor and a Christian, it will be put to good use, I am thankful to all the amazing organisers, OMG I feel teary writing this.
I looked through their website and my God, they sure know what they're doing, extremely impressive work. Can they call up the churches in Singapore and train them though? Religious abuse is a real thing.
I feel touched by them, this is blessed holy work, I know it when I see it and I know the Holy Spirit when I feel it.
I write loads about abuse on Quora so take a look!
Something else to check out - Calendar Of FREE #16DaysOfActivism Events, Battling Gender Based Violence
Included in it is bystander intervention training, financial abuse prevention, art therapy and art competition.
There's a global spike in domestic violence, as resources are shifted to COVID relief, women and girls are left behind.
This is a link to worldwide hotlines.
Let’s #orangetheworld come 25 Nov and end gender based violence together!
Eshet chayil, God is a She.
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