Monday, 25 November 2019

16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence

UCA women leaders at the 2018 UnitingWomen conference. UCA women leaders at the 2018 UnitingWomen conference.

Every year from 25 November to 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign rallying people across the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

This year, the Uniting Church will add its voice to the campaign through the voices of Uniting Church women.

Every day for the next 16 days, we’ve asked Uniting Church women to share a message on why it is important for them and for us as a Christian community to stand strong against gender-based violence.

Our hope is to shed a light on the issue and start conversations about how we respond.

On Day One, Assembly National Consultant Rev. Charissa Suli shares the first message, calling us to face the painful truth that domestic and family violence happens in all corners of society, including our own communities.

“All people are created in the image of God and are known and loved by God. Our commitment as a Church is to the equality of men and women and respect for all humans,” said Charissa.

“Join me as we speak strongly against all forms of domestic and family violence and let us be the hope-bearers of Christ to the world.”

You can follow and share the messages shared by Uniting Church women each day on the Assembly Facebook page.

A number of events are taking place in local communities during the 16 days and more resources can be found here.

The World Council of Churches is participating in the campaign with the theme “From Our House to Yours” highlighting the link between the household of God and the need to make all our homes safe and loving spaces.

#16Days #FromOurHouseToYours

 

Day 11

 

 

Day 10

 

 

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Day 1