November 23, 2022
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2022
Every year, for 16 days, people around the world join together in raising their voices for an end to all forms of gender-based violence.
The global campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
“The Uniting Church is resolute in saying no to violence,” said Uniting Church in Australia President Rev Sharon Hollis. “We believe each person is created in the image of God, and, inspired by the life and ministry of Jesus, we seek to shape communities where all people live free from fear and in relationships formed by respect, equality and mutuality, so that all people can flourish.”
With this year’s theme for the 16 days, UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls, we encourage you to get involved in learning more, beginning conversations and sharing your voice for a world without violence.
The Uniting Church Moderators and President say no to violence in this video message in support of the 16 Days campaign.
To mark the 16 Days in your worship, check out these resources:
- Beyond Violence: The Assembly resource Beyond Violence includes helpful resources for worship and prayer.
- Advent 2022 sermon notes - a new ecumenical Advent Resource prepared by Queensland Churches Together Commission for prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
- Resources and opportunities for prayer and reflection provided by the World Council of Churches
Resources to learn more or become involved in work against gender-based violence
- Show your support through Thursdays in Black: an ecumenical campaign that encourages people to speak out against all forms of gender-based violence.
- Read the Assembly resource Beyond Violence which includes theological reflection, information on Domestic and Family Violence, how to provide pastoral care, and small actions you can take.
SUPPORT GENDER-EQUALITY THEOLOGY
As part of UnitingWorld’s Gender Equality Theology with Pacific church partners, a network of Pacific theologians create theological resources (Bible studies, workshop materials etc) and lead dialogue in gender theology; run workshops to engage men and women in examining beliefs and behaviour; and invest in education and livelihoods projects that empower women. Explore theology resources and donate to this work