Our Journey Toward Justice
Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children
Nearly three decades after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, considered to be the blueprint for advancing women’s rights, gender disparities are still prevalent. Moreover, they are deepening as a result of the spread of COVID-19. For example, according to a recent UN Policy Brief, violence against women has increased by 25% in many places around world due to the pandemic and women are all too often bearing the brunt of the emotional and financial fallout.
Violence against children is also a serious concern. Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2-17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community and over the internet.
We invite you to join us on our journey toward justice.
Please choose to journey with us as we commit to see with new eyes what is happening in our world, to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance, and to act.
Please take a few minutes to watch the Pope’s prayer intention from February 2021 to end violence against women.
Gracious God, look upon the victims of domestic violence with compassion and guide their journey through the legalities of obtaining an Order of Protection so that they might have the chance to begin a new life free from fear and pain. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now.