Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) has passed, the horrors of family violence continue. Awareness about domestic and sexual violence needs to be raised every day of every month until our homes and communities are havens of peace and justice.
Call Congress at 1-888-427-0530 and urge them to support the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The United Methodist Church affirms the “sacredness of all persons and their right to safety, nurture and care.” We believe that violence against all individuals — particularly individuals in vulnerable situations — is wrong.
Both the Senate and House have passed different versions of reauthorization for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). I am writing to encourage your office to negotiate a final VAWA that protects all survivors of violence, including victims from the American Indian, LBGTQ and immigrant communities.
What can you do to help end domestic and sexual violence?
Send a message to your Senators and Representative. Let them know that VAWA and the protection it provides to women, men and children who are survivors of violence is important to you and to members of your church. Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Senate version of VAWA.
You can also call Congress at 1-888-427-0530!
- Join in the Facebook Photo Campaign to support VAWA. Add your photo to the campaign!
Visit the NO MORE campaign and sign up to be part of this movement to end domestic and sexual violence: http://www.nomore.org
This new national campaign offers a variety of ways to let your voice be heard in saying "No More!" to violence
- Host an "In Her Shoes" training simulation in your community. GBCS is sponsoring a limited number of free copies of this training (value of $125) for participating ministries. Please email Amee Paparella for an application.
- Plan an event during the 16 Days of Activism - a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. The action goes from November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence, to December 10th, Human Rights Day. For more information on 16 days, visit: http://16dayscwgl.rutgers.edu