Around one third of women worldwide have experienced violence by an intimate partner. Every day, 137 women are killed by a family member.
United Nations, 2020
"So watch yourself carefully, so that no one acts treacherously against the wife of his youth."
Malachi 2:15 (CSB)
“He had a sex quota for every week. When I didn't meet it, he punched me in the ribs and kicked me. I owed him sex according to the Bible verses he quoted to me.”
Shattering Silence Surviving Domestic Violence in the Church,” ABC News
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?
Domestic violence is an issue around the world. Educating and equipping yourself is an important step in addressing this global issue.
18% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the past 12 months.
The Baptist World Alliance and Baptist World Alliance Women believe this breaks the heart of God, and it breaks our hearts as well. But our faith calls us into action to bring justice, freedom, hope, healing and restoration to women, children, and families across the world.
Through the resources on this website, we seek to equip and empower women and men to be informed about domestic violence, inspired to change, and to act – bringing about an end to domestic violence within congregations and communities around the world.
are we missing the signs? watch this powerful dramatic presentation.
Information from Women’s Aid on the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people with data and links to support services in the United Kingdom.
An inventory of resources available which are mostly based on the Duluth Model, which utilises a wheel image to understand the dynamics of abuse and control.
Authors Lisa Oakley and Justin Humphreys describe clearly the nature of spiritual abuse and outline the best ways to counter it to create healthy cultures.