MU Continues Support Against Gender Violence

MOTHERS’ UNION CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE 2016

Once again, Stapleford Mothers’ Union is supporting the national MU campaign Against Gender-Based Violence by having collection boxes for toiletries for the Cambridge Women’s Refuge in the church porch, between 25 November and 1 December.

The campaign is part of a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of the level of violence against women and girls globally; the facts are startling.  At least one in three women around the world will experience some  gender-based violence at some point, states the World Health Organisation; across the world more women between 15 and 44 will be maimed or die from such  violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war combined.  60 million girls are sexually assaulted on their way to or at school – and in England & Wales seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner.

So please will you once again support Stapleford MU’s collection generously – last year we filled three very large cartons with toiletries for the Women’s Refuge.  Items that would be suitable are: toothpaste, toothbrushes, face cloths, combs, soap, shampoo, shower gel and diaries.

Thank you very much for your support.

Hilary Street

 About Mothers’ Union

Mothers’ Union is a worldwide Christian membership organisation that demonstrates the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities through 4 million members in 83 countries. We work with people of all faiths and none to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning.

For more information please go to our website www.mothersunion.org