As Friday 8th March approaches, the Anglican Alliance are highlighting the work of the Church around the world in supporting women and ensuring their safety.
The achievements of churches around the Communion, especially in Zambia, Uruguay, North India and the Solomon Islands, are celebrated in our new resource. And one particular project with the Anglican Church of Melanesia is reported for its pioneering work with male perpetrators of domestic violence.
The Alliance recognises the role of the Church in reclaiming the places where women feel most vulnerable, and encourages their communities to provide safety and security for the women they know. Action to support those affected by domestic and gender-based violence is also key and the discussion of these issues within local communities is encouraged in order to find solutions and ensure that everyone has access to justice.
Our resource pack, found in this special e-newsletter, provides practical pointers for Churches who want to reclaim the saftety of their public spaces and help support the women in their communities.
The Anglican Alliance is also hosting a special forum for International Women’s Day where you are invited to share the work that you are involved in and further discuss your views.