Domestic Abuse Awareness

More than one in three women experience violence in some form during their lifetime. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is an annual campaign running from 25 November to 10 December, raising global awareness of the issues at hand.

Church of England resources

Throughout the 16 days, the Church of England are releasing a range of video resources, including a call from the Bishop of Gloucester, Rachel Treweek, for more awareness about domestic abuse across all churches.

The resources to be published on the Church of England website will provide a range of helpful and thought-provoking materials and include a link to the Church of England’s own domestic abuse training module.

Church of England events

26 November

Mothers' Union national event. Find out more here.

30 November

Reflective discussion: How can we respond to Domestic Abuse within the Church? With Greg Barry and Hannah Thompson

Book now via Eventbrite

1 December

Domestic absue and stalking 

Book now via Eventbrite

7 December

Reflective discussion with Dr Liza Thompson

Book now via Eventbrite

9 December

Understanding Coercive Control in a Spiritual Context with VOICE

Book now via Eventbrite

Other resources

Mothers' Union have 16 days of prayers and Bible study alongside church service outlines. They also signpost to support helplines.

Visit the MU website.

Tearfund have a prayer guide taking you through the 16 days. 

Visit the Tearfund website.

Please note many of the resources contain mentions of sexual and gender-based violence that some readers may find upsetting.

Where to go if you or someone you know needs help


Thames Valley Domestic Abuse Services
  • Aylesbury Women’s Aid: 01296 437 777
  • Berkshire Women’s Aid: 0118 950 4003
  • Windsor Maidenhead – DASH: 01753 549 865
  • Milton Keynes – MK Act: 0344 375 4307
  • Oxfordshire / West Berkshire: 0800 731 0055
  • Slough - Hestia: 01753 477 352
  • Wycombe Women’s Aid: 01494 461 367

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or are concerned for someone who is experiencing domestic abuse.

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