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Gender-based violence

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“Let’s acknowledge the good news that domestic and family violence is preventable”

“My involvement in the domestic and family violence space began when my sister, Allison Baden-Clay, was murdered by her husband in April 2012. Her story shocked and gripped the nation. It resonated with people in the community and was in the media almost daily for months. At the time my family wondered why there was so much interest in Allison’s story,” says Vanessa Fowler OAM from St Paul’s, Ipswich and the ACSQ Domestic and Family Violence Working Group

(Top left to bottom right) The Rev'd Rachel Mash, The Right Rev'd Marinez Rosa dos Santos Bassotto, The Rev'd Christine Benoit, The Rev'd Jacynthia Murphy, Martha Spence, Florence Anyango Oduor, The Rev'd Rachel Taber-Hamilton, Clagel Nellas
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Anglicans set to highlight climate justice at UN Commission on Status of Women

A delegation of women from across the Anglican Communion are preparing to represent the Church again at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, to be held next month…Women are often the first to go hungry when food is low, carry the greatest burden in sourcing water or fuel and are more likely to die in natural disasters

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Dinah’s story – a gift of hope

“Dinah began to receive lessons in entrepreneurship through ABM’s Anglicans in Development (AID) Gender Equality Project: ‘I took a keen interest in this group because I had a bit of formal education, which helped me apply what I was learning’”

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Who makes the news?

“It will take at least 67 more years to close the average gender equality gap in traditional news media worldwide, shows the 6th Global Media Monitoring Project, the largest research and advocacy initiative in the world on gender equality in news and journalism,” reports the World Association for Christian Communication

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Joint Churches Domestic Violence Prevention Project: updated resource

“The Church is in a unique position of being able to offer practical, emotional and spiritual help to all who are impacted by DFV, from initial contact right through to the ongoing emotional and spiritual support often required long term by victims and reforming perpetrators, when the need for more specialised and emergency assistance has either passed or run its course,” says Chair of JCDVPP Felicity Bailey