A Spirit-Stirred Desire
As part of the 2021 Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Women’s Global Conference, Dr. Valerie Duval-Poujol and Rev. Jenni Entrican were preparing a workshop on Domestic Violence. They were moved to take this important information beyond a single workshop and felt a Spirit-stirred desire to create something with long lasting and positive impact.
They approached BWA Women and Interim Executive Director Moreen Sharp with their ideas. A group of passionate and qualified women coordinated by Elissa Macpherson, President of the Baptist Women of the Pacific, and endorsed by the Baptist World Alliance and Baptist World Alliance Women, worked together to develop the Stand against domestic violence global resource hub.
It brings together high quality resources to support individuals, congregations and communities to stand against domestic violence, and bring about the change required for women, children and families to thrive.
What is Domestic Violence and Abuse?
“a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone. Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can occur within a range of relationships including couples who are married, living together or dating.”
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