Mothers’ Union Global Day of Action
One in three women worldwide has experienced domestic and sexual violence – a shocking statistic that soared following mandatory lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mothers’ Union is calling for an end to abuse and violence now, with #nomore1in3, a campaign that is part of its Global Day of Action, on Saturday, November 27th.
On this day, the friends and members of Mothers’ Union met in venues across Britain and Ireland – from cathedrals to shopping centres and churches to their own living rooms, uniting to call for action against the abuse and joined together for three minutes of silence at 1.03 pm, to make more people aware of the work that still needs to be done.
In Connor Diocese a short service was led by the Rev Jason Kernohan in All Saints Parish Church, Eglantine during which 16 candles were lit by Cathy Doig, Connor Social Policy Contact and the 3-minute silence was observed. Prayers were led by Sally Cotter, Diocesan President and Cathy Doig. We were delighted to be joined by Bishop George and Mrs Davison, along with members from across the Diocese.
The Global Day of Action is the organisation’s response to the call for 16 days of global activism against gender-based violence, a UN women’s initiative, launched in 1991. The Global 16 Days campaign runs annually from November 25 (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day).