We're working with the University of Chester to get an understanding of the experience of survivors of domestic abuse within the church. We know that experience has not always been positive, but hope to use this research to inform our training and help us equip the Church to be a place of safety and support for survivors as it stands against abuse. Whether you're a survivor or not, your input could really help us to change the story for women. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and share with your networks.
Our online, international community creates a safe space for Christian survivors to explore the questions and challenges they face.
It can be hard to know when behaviour within a relationship has become abusive, read our guide to recognising the signs.
We want to see:
A network of churches standing against domestic abuse, shining a light in the darkness, providing a place of safety for survivors
1 in 3 abused
Around the world, 1 in 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime
1 in 20 raped
1 in 20 women has been raped as well as one in 10 women experiencing some form of sexual violence since the age of 15
2 a week, dead
In the UK, 2 women are killed every week by a current or former male partner
What you can do
We'd love to work with you to change the story for survivors of abuse. That might look like partnering your church with us as a Restored Beacon, speaking up about violence against women in your community, giving to support our work or volunteering with our team.
Whatever it looks like, we'd love to hear from you.