This week begins the internationally observed program of activism against gender violence. The Episcopal Church Women (ECW), the Episcopal Women’s Caucus (EWC) and the Anglican Women’s Empowerment (AWE) are all partners in this effort.
Elizabeth Kaeton writes of the program:
“Most of the ‘activism’ is designed to raise awareness about that which is obvious to many women and men:
all forms of violence against women is a human rights issue and the act of perpetrating violence against women is a human rights violation.
There are prayer vigils and art shows, candle light marches and church forums. Women and men are trying to do something – anything – one small thing – to raise awareness and encourage action. “
Much more here.
Elizabeth has links to all sorts of resources that will help individuals and groups get involved with this project, and points in particular to this resource designed specifically for Episcopalians.
For a pdf of prayers and meditations: Prayers and Meditations from the Women of Anglican Women’s Empowerment Episcopal Church Women Episcopal Women’s Caucus