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Gender Based Violence 2016

ABM supports the Zambian Anglican Council’s project Gender and Governance Initiative which has two core focuses: raising awareness about gender-based violence and gender equity issues. A school teacher in Zambia. © ABM/Steve Daughtry 2011

The World Health Organization found in 2013 that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence.


“Family violence is an entrenched epidemic that we’ve lived with since time began,
so we’ve got a long way to go. But I do believe the tide is turned.
It’s no longer a subject that only occurs behind closed doors.”

Rosie Batty after receiving her Australian of the Year award on January 25, 2015


“Gender-based violence is one of the greatest injustices in our world today. Every time an act of violence is committed, the inherent dignity of the women or girl affected is degraded … The Church is already supporting and caring for those affected; it must continue in that work and must condemn the notion that such violence is ever acceptable. The Church must be an advocate for restored relationships of mutual respect and love, modelling the reconciling love shown by Christ to all people.“ 

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury


This video shares the experiences of the Zambia Anglican Council and its programs which focus on women’s empowerment and confronting gender-based-violence.



As a member of the Anglican Alliance, ABM stands together with Anglican Churches around the world to oppose gender-based violence.


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