Who we are
It can be hard to believe that domestic abuse happens within Church, but our research devastatingly shows that 1 in 4 churchgoers have experienced abuse in a current relationship. Abuse robs women of their value, security and hope. Survivors have been let down so often by people who were meant to love them, that they lose their God-given identity and become frightened to even trust God anymore.
We want to speak up for these women and create a network of churches that never tolerate abuse. We're equipping churches to model a different type of relationship between men and women whilst providing a safe refuge for survivors, nurturing them back to health and demonstrating God’s deep love for them.
The Church, globally, consists of over 2.3 billion people. It has the most extraordinary capacity to bring the hope and light of Jesus to change to the cultures around it. We know that violence against women is not just a women's issue, it's a human issue and one that God calls us to do something about. We believe the Church should lead the call for change as it speaks up and does something to end gender-based violence and domestic abuse.
Just imagine! We must do something! So speak up!
— Judges 19: 31 —