Coalition members, Restored are in the media talking about their ‘First Man Standing’ Campaign… which engages men and boys in the prevention of violence against women. (Guardian Newspaper, 8th March 2013)
The Global Fund for Women along with grantees in India, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, and sister organizations have launched a petition to the United Nations, under Ban Ki-moon’s leadership, to pressure world leaders to make ending sexual violence a top priority. If you would like to sign it, please go here.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams annual World AIDS Day message focused on the link between HIV and gender-based violence, Dr Williams said ‘HIV/AIDS is regularly both the cause and the result of gender-based violence. It results often from rape, from unacceptable and degrading sexual practices. It’s the result of attitudes towards women that demean them, that deny their human dignity…HIV/AIDS is also the cause of violence; it’s the cause of stigma and rejection, and suspicion.’
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibe have responded to an open letter from Gracia Violeta Ross which was sent following the ‘Silent No More’ launch in March 2011.
To view their joint written response about the role of faith communities in responding to sexual violence, visit here.
Our sister coalition, the We Will Speak out US coalition has it’s own website.
If you would like to find out more about the work that they are doing at equipping the US church to address sexual violence then please visit their website at: http://wewillspeakout.us/
The Anglican Consultative Council will is held by coalition members, the Anglican Communion have released a resolution on gender and domestic violence following their most recent meeting .
To read the resolution please click here.
We are delighted to announce that the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) has joined the coalition as an advisory member.
The UK government has launched an initiative aimed at tackling sexual violence in war zones across the world. Article in the Telegraph.
We are delighted to welcome IMA World Health (www.imaworldhealth.org) to the coalition.
IMA World Health’s mission is to advance health and healing to vulnerable and marginalized people the world over. A specialist in providing essential healthcare services and medical supplies around the world, IMA is a nonprofit, faith-based organization working to restore health, hope and dignity to those most in need.