1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner. (Source: UN Women).
The international Christian community has often been at the forefront of challenging social injustice and championing positive change to end it. We believe it has the same potential when it comes to ending violence against women.
Restored aims to make Christians (churches, organisations and individuals) aware that violence against women is a major social issue, and that they have a key part to play in helping to end it.
Restored also supports them to take positive action: We lead the world’s largest Alliance of Christian organisations seeking to end violence against women (members include Christian Aid, CAFOD, Tearfund, Livability, Mother’s Union, the Leprosy Mission and many more). We are a key Christian voice when it comes to advocating for legal reform and justice, for example speaking at the UN, the Church of England General Synod, Micah Global international events and participating in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. And we develop and provide training and resources to church leaders and Christian organisations in the UK and other countries around the world, so that they will be able to challenge violence against women, and provide compassionate support to women who are affected.
Violence against women will not end until men engage with the issue. Restored challenges men to play a positive part, supports them to become good role models in demonstrating respect for women, and encourages them to challenge male attitudes that perpetuate violence against women.
Your donation can help to end violence against women sooner.
For example, if you make a monthly donation, over the course of a year:
- £100 a month could provide over 60 Christian women survivors of domestic abuse with a year's access to our online forum, giving them support and advice to enable them to heal.
- £50 a month could help translate our Church Action Pack into another language, enabling thousands more churches around the world to address violence against women.
- £20 a month could pay for a workshop for 10 church leaders in Latin America, helping them to develop plans to address violence against women in their communities.
- £10 a month could provide 10 men with a year's access to online Bible studies, tips and resources that help them to promote and model respect for women.