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16 Days of Activism, campaign against gender violence, begins today

16 Days of Activism, campaign against gender violence, begins today

From the Global Partnerships blog of the Episcopal Church:

Today, November 25th, we invite you to join us in prayer and meditation for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the first of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, an international campaign that began in 1991 at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University.

Over the next 16 Days, Global Partnerships will feature a daily contribution from a guest blogger to educate and raise awareness about gender-based violence, share resources and illustrate some of the ways in which The Episcopal Church is responding through its ministries and peace and justice initiatives.

We also invite you to contribute your own resources to the newly created Gender Violence page of The Episcopal Church’s website. During the 16 Days, resources will be gathered to respond to General Convention 2012’s Resolution A139 – Gender Violence call to “identify and disseminate resources about gender violence and promote their use by dioceses and parishes”. The resources will be added to the webpage during the 16 Days, and a letter will be sent to all dioceses and parishes pointing to the online resource.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s sermon on the 16 Days, delivered to day at the Episcopal Church ‘s offices in New York is here.


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