A coalition and movement
to mobilize the
faith community
against gender based
violence
Welcome!
WeWillSpeakOut.US Convening Co-Chairs
•Amy Gopp – Executive Director, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Week...
What is WeWillSpeakOut.US
Mission
WWSO.US is a new US faith-based coalition and movement of
diverse faith groups from acro...
The Problem: GBV in the US
• More than 1 in 3 women have reportedly experienced
sexual assault, physical violence or stalk...
The Problem: GBV in the US
• Nearly 1 in 5 women reported having been raped or
the target of an attempted rape during thei...
ONE IS TOO MANY.
ONE IN THREE IS
UNSPEAKABLE.
Our Mantra
Tearfund Meeting
Why IMA?
Adventist Development and Relief American Baptist Churches –
International Ministries
Mennonite Central Committee...
Why IMA?
IMA Member Response
Adventists campaign UCC Congregational Survey
MCC abuse
microsite
Brethren Global
Women’s Project
How ...
Combating GBV
• Raising awareness
• Challenging
• Changing
The faith community can and MUST engage
more actively in these ...
ACTION: Equip and mobilize faith communities
and their leaders to change the culture of
silence around SGBV
• Local
• Nati...
ADVOCACY: Bringing together the unified voice of the
many to protect those that need it
• Local
• National
• Global
Tools and Accomplishments
• Developed the One In
Three Sermon Guide
• Established Speak Out
Sunday (or Speak Out
Sabbath)
...
Tools and Accomplishments
• Promoting the “Pledge
Against Violence”
• WWSO.US website, Twitter
and Facebook pages
Membership Opportunities
• SPEAK OUT.
• Share your stories.
• Spread the word.
• Collaborate and learn.
• Lend a hand.
• A...
WILL YOU JOIN US?
Committed Members and Commitments in Principle to date
• American Baptist Churches USA
• Church of the B...
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CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Faith, Women, Culture And Context: The Way Forward

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CCIH 2013 Concurrent Session 4 Faith, Women, Culture And Context: The Way Forward

  1. 1. A coalition and movement to mobilize the faith community against gender based violence
  2. 2. Welcome! WeWillSpeakOut.US Convening Co-Chairs •Amy Gopp – Executive Director, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion •Kirsten Laursen Muth – Sr. Director of International Programs, Episcopal Relief & Development IMA World Health, Host Organization •Leila Nimatallah – Director of External Relations and Advocacy •Emily Esworthy – Marketing & Relationship Manager
  3. 3. What is WeWillSpeakOut.US Mission WWSO.US is a new US faith-based coalition and movement of diverse faith groups from across the country joining together for action and advocacy to end the silence about gender based violence. The coalition works at local, national and global levels through two parallel tracks of action and advocacy to raise awareness, care for victims, encourage law enforcement, and change our culture of tolerance and inaction.
  4. 4. The Problem: GBV in the US • More than 1 in 3 women have reportedly experienced sexual assault, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner. The same is true for 1 in 4 men. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011.) • Every 2 minutes, someone in the US is sexually assaulted. Approximately 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
  5. 5. The Problem: GBV in the US • Nearly 1 in 5 women reported having been raped or the target of an attempted rape during their lifetime. (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011.) • Sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes; with 60% of rapes/sexual assaults going underreported to the police. (Bureau of Justice Statistics. Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention. 1992-2000.)
  6. 6. ONE IS TOO MANY. ONE IN THREE IS UNSPEAKABLE. Our Mantra
  7. 7. Tearfund Meeting
  8. 8. Why IMA? Adventist Development and Relief American Baptist Churches – International Ministries Mennonite Central Committee Church World Service Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Week of Compassion Church of the Brethren Presbyterian Church (USA) United Church of Christ Episcopal Relief & Development Lutheran World Relief Global Ministries of the The United Methodist Church
  9. 9. Why IMA?
  10. 10. IMA Member Response Adventists campaign UCC Congregational Survey MCC abuse microsite Brethren Global Women’s Project How can we unite and build on these existing efforts?
  11. 11. Combating GBV • Raising awareness • Challenging • Changing The faith community can and MUST engage more actively in these activities!
  12. 12. ACTION: Equip and mobilize faith communities and their leaders to change the culture of silence around SGBV • Local • National • Global
  13. 13. ADVOCACY: Bringing together the unified voice of the many to protect those that need it • Local • National • Global
  14. 14. Tools and Accomplishments • Developed the One In Three Sermon Guide • Established Speak Out Sunday (or Speak Out Sabbath) – November 24, 2013
  15. 15. Tools and Accomplishments • Promoting the “Pledge Against Violence” • WWSO.US website, Twitter and Facebook pages
  16. 16. Membership Opportunities • SPEAK OUT. • Share your stories. • Spread the word. • Collaborate and learn. • Lend a hand. • Advocate. • Act globally. • Participate.
  17. 17. WILL YOU JOIN US? Committed Members and Commitments in Principle to date • American Baptist Churches USA • Church of the Brethren • Disciples of Christ • Episcopal Relief & Development • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America • IMA World Health • Mennonite Central Committee • United Church of Christ • UMCOR

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