Restored advocates for survivors of domestic abuse and violence against women around the world and has special consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council. We have close connections with a range of Christian organisations working to end domestic abuse, and our Church Pack has been translated into more than 10 languages.
What we do:
- Lobby the UN, engaging leaders around the issue of violence against women and girls (VAWG), providing evidence and speaking.
- Work with a number of global Christian networks, including the Micah network, Side by Side and the WEA to raise awareness of violence against women (VAWG) and to inspire and equip the church to take a stand against it.
- Distribute our resources to churches and organisations across the world, working with partners to translate and contextualise them so they have maximum impact.
Watch: Restored Contributes at the UNCSW CNEDA Parallel Event
We had the privilege of contributing to a UN Comission on the Status of Women parallel event, hosted by the Christian Network to End Domestic Abuse. Watch below!
What we have achieved:
- 2021: Bekah Legg, CEO, spoke on a CNEDA panel at UN CSW65 'Harnessing the Power of the Church to End Domestic Abuse'.
- 2020: Restored collaborated with the World Evangelical Alliance to create CNEDA, the Christian Network to End Domestic Abuse, providing a space for Christian organisations around the world to come together to share their knowledge and experience and to combine their voices to speak up for women subjected to domestic abuse.
- 2018: Mandy Marshall, Co-Founder, spoke on a panel at the UN Commission on the Status of Women about Domestic Abuse being in churches too and the need for faith to be included and integrated into the response to DA at all levels.
- 2015: We ran a workshop on men and masculinities in response to the gender-based violence at a faith event in February run jointly with the Foreign Office and the ‘We Will Speak Out Coalition'. We also attended a Lambeth Palace reception to meet key Christian leaders and discuss our work with churches.
- 2015: We led workshops and gave talks on violence against women within the church at the global Micah conference in Peru. Restored co-director Mandy Marshall developed and circulated a document on violence in churches.
- 2014: We contributed to a global consultation hosted by the Micah Network in Zambia to explore and develop integrated solutions to gender-based violence and human trafficking in Africa. A key outcome was the development of the Livingstone Declaration, whereby faith leaders repent of anything they may have done to promote violence against women and commit to speaking out against it and taking action to end it within their communities.
- 2014: We participated in the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence hosted by William Hague and Angelina Jolie. We exhibited and, as an active member of the ‘We Will Speak Out Coalition’, presided over a panel discussion with Archbishops and MPs.