16 Days of Activism Prayer Resource

As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence continues YWCA Ireland is pleased to share a ground-breaking resource from the We Will Speak Out Coalition (WWSO). WWSO is a global coalition of Christian-based NGOs, churches and organisations including the World YWCA, supported by an alliance of technical partners and individuals who together commit themselves to see the end of sexual violence across communities around the world.

The church has a very significant role in speaking out against sexual violence and challenging the stigma that surrounds issues of sex and gender inequality. It can help to change attitudes through biblical teaching and interpretation. The Bible teaches that all humans should be treated with love and respect and that women and men are created equal in the eyes of God.

The church can also respond to the needs of survivors; creating a safe and supportive environment where people can trust and support each other and regain their dignity.

The resource aims to:

  • Raise awareness of the work of all coalition partners, staff and churches in preventing and responding to gender based violence.
  • Motivate YWCA staff, partners and supporters worldwide to stand up and speak out against injustice against women and girls.
  • Engage with boys, youth and men to create positive images of masculinity – that respect women and treat them as equals
  • Mobilise prayer on this extremely sensitive issue globally.

Download the prayer resource  here: WWSO_16DAYS Resource_FINAL version (1)

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