Rochester Diocese calls on men to stand against domestic abuse

Rochester Diocese has been working in partnership with specialist agencies to deliver workshops and raise awareness and understanding in churches across the Diocese, about domestic abuse.

Their work around Domestic Abuse began in 2018 with the ‘Setting the Captives Free…freedom from Domestic Abuse’ campaign.

From June 2019 the diocese is continuing to stand up to domestic abuse by supporting the White Ribbon UK Campaign and encouraging churches to get involved too.

White Ribbon UK is part of the global movement to end male violence against women. It invites men to make a pledge never to commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Twenty per cent of all women in the UK have experienced sexual assault
More than half of the women in the UK have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
An average of two women a week are murdered by a current or former partner in England and Wales.
It is therefore essential that men take responsibility in ending male violence against women, as it is still often labelled as a ‘women’s issue’.

For more information see

Bishop Simon, Bishop James and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

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