Faith groups must lead the way in educating men and boys so that violence towards women is ended, Mandy Marshall has claimed.
The co-director of Christian campaign group Restored made the comment as she represented the Church of England at the UN Commission on the Status of Women last month.
In a report from Christian today, Mandy Marshall was quoted as saying that very few of the more than 6000 delegates at the Commission were men. She called for a ‘focus on including faith leaders as transformers of cultures in the process of prevention.
‘With one in four women in the UK suffering abuse in her lifetime, and two women a week being killed by their partner or former partner, it is indeed time for action’.
During an NGO briefing, UN Women head Michelle Bachelet said seven out of 10 women had reported suffering physical or sexual violence.
Restored is running a campaign in partnership with Christian Vision for Men called First Man Standing, which challenges men to assess their attitudes and actions, respect women, and join in ending violence against women.