Violence Against Women - In Churches Too

by Mandy Marshall, Co-Director, Restored – Micah Global: 6th Global Consultation, Lima, Peru 14 September 2015

 Every year, millions of women and girls worldwide suffer violence. In some countries up to 70% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner. Sadly this is happening in churches too. The Evangelical Alliance has discovered that domestic violence and physical abuse are common in UK churches. Restored has responded by providing research, training and resources for Christians and churches globally, enabling churches to respond appropriately and effectively to domestic abuse. Additionally Restored launched the only global Christian men’s campaign, First Man Standing, to encourage good men to make a stand to end violence against women. We, as a global church, need to rise up and take action. This begins with looking at ourselves and putting our own house in order.