Ending gender violence

THE Mothers’ Union is urging churchgoers to join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

Fictional stories of gender based violence in The Archers and Poldark have made headline news. However, in real life, according to an MU statement, the 25 per cent of women in the UK who experience domestic abuse in their lifetime (33 per cent globally) and the two women who die each week, are rarely mentioned. The Mothers’ Union has worked with partners Restored and We Will Speak Out to launch the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence on 25 November.

Where to find out more:

Go to www.mothersunion.org and search for ’16 Days’. More resources can be found at www.wewillspeakout.org Go to www.restoredrelationships.org and search for ‘Toilet Poster’ to find a poster that can be displayed in church.