November 25 is International Eliminate Violence Against Women Day. What will your church be doing?
In the New Year we are planning on offering hour-long sessions upon request at venues in your area.
This joint enterprise between the Methodist Church and Anglican Church aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse. It is vitally important to know how domestic abuse might manifest itself within a church setting, and what you should do if you are concerned.
For parishes or circuits taking part we will have ‘Church Packs’ to give away courtesy of RESTORED, a Christian charity that works to stop violence against women. These pack include a check list, a poster, exploration of scripture with helpful/unhelpful applications, a Charter, Do’s and Don’ts, national resources and myth busting info for example.
1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner; about 120 million girls have been forced into intercourse or other sexual acts at some point in their lives; and 133 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.
In Britain two women a week are murdered by an intimate partner or ex-partner (British Crime Survey), and 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse in their lives.
Could you could begin a conversation with your neighbouring parish/circuit or the Cluster and plan a session in your area
More information

Contact Sarah Acraman, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer, on 01872 360040 or email