Dr. Jan Paulesn In the realisation that violence against women is a worldwide problem that even effects the Seventh-day Adventist church what can our World Church contribute towards putting a stop to violence against women? What role do you see church leadership play in advocating enditnow?
Dr. Bertil Wiklander Trans European Division, a melting pot of a variety of cultures. In most part, a rich, well educated, and enlighten part of the world, but still having a huge problem with violence against women, a problem that in many places is being denied that it is a problem and in other places condoned as part of the culture. What can we do as a church and what role do you see our fields leaders play in ending violence against women?
Paul Clee TED Health Director Abuse against women – Is it a problem in the church? Is it a problem amongst our pastors and leaders?
Anne-May Wollan TED Women’s Ministries Director "Violence against women continues to persist as one of the most heinous, systematic and prevalent human rights abuses in the world. It is a threat to all women, and an obstacle to all our efforts for development, peace, and gender equality in all societies. Violence against women is always a violation of human rights; it is always a crime; and it is always unacceptable. Let us take this issue with the deadly seriousness that it deserves." Ban Ki moon, United Nations Secretary General
“It is no longer acceptable to claim that abuse and mistreatment of women is cultural. It should be called what it is, criminal.” Hillary Clinton
The Facts Finland: 52% of adult women living in Finland has been victims of male physical or sexual violence, or threats, since their 15 th birthday. 50% of all women who were living or had been living in a marriage and cohabiting relationship had been victims of physical or sexual violence, or threats of violence, from their partner
The Facts England & Wales: Almost half of women in England & Wales experience domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in their lifetime The direct cost to the economy of domestic violence alone in England & Wales in one year is £6billion. In addition, the human & emotional cost is estimated at £17billion
UK: Domestic violence accounts for between 16% of all recorded violent crime. In any one year, there are 13 million separate incidents of physical violence or threats of violence against women from partners or former partners. On average 2 women a week are killed by a male partner or former partner: this constitutes around one-third of all female homicide victims.
1 in 3 women may experience violence in their relationships with men Severe, repeated and systematic violence occurs in at least 5 of every hundred marriages in Britain Between 40 and 45% of murdered women are killed by their male partners More than 25% of all violent crime reported to the police is domestic violence of men against women, making it the second most common violent crime
Domestic violence has been identified as a prime cause of miscarriage or still-birth and of maternal deaths during childbirth 100,000 women per year seek treatment in London for violent injuries received in the home The cost of physical healthcare treatment resulting from domestic violence, is £1,220,247,000 which is 3% of the total NHS budget The cost of treating mental disorder due to domestic violence is £176,000,000.
Petition A goal is to gather 1 million signatures When the goal is reached the entire petition will be delivered to United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon
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Resources Key Campaign Messages Petition Banner Pledge Card Logo in Arabic and English Resource Guide Statistics Video enitnow Video clips from UNICEF and AMNISTY International How to implement enitnow How to implement enitnow PowerPoint presentation TED enitnow PowerPoint presentation Gift Catalogue files Web site where all resources are available for down load at www.enditnow.org www.enditnow.org