About violence against women
Violence against women is one of the biggest issues of our time. Violence against women – particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights.
According to the UN...
- Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
- Most of this violence is intimate partner violence. Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime.
- Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner.
A different story
We believe that this is not how we were created to live. We want to see a network of churches that do not tolerate abuse, but instead provide a safe refuge for survivors, nurture them back to health and demonstrate God’s deep love for them. Abuse robs men, women and children of their identity, security and value. We want to give it back.
I want to help
These statistics and stories are shocking, but the good news is that there is something you can do about it. There are a variety of ways you can help, and get your church or community involved, too.