Violence Against Women

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN


You may know it as Gender-Based Violence. Or perhaps Crimes Men Commit. Whatever you call it, there is a brutal reality to living as a woman in South Africa. Between April 2018 and March 2019, 2771 women were murdered (meaning a women is murdered every 3 hours). There were 41,583 reports of rape. And many women do not report rape (some areas estimate only 1 in 13 rapes are reported).  South Africa is not a safe place for women.

What is it that believers in Christ can be and do to be part of forging a new future? For a country that has 70% of residents claiming some form of allegiance to Christ, we have to admit we are falling far short of the part we are to play in forming and sustaining a safe environment for women and children in our nation. So, what is it that we need to be being and doing?  What does our context tell us?  What does the life of Jesus show us?

Men and women: this is an invitation. Join us as we explore how to live out Jesus-glorifying lives in this time and place.

This resource is being built and will be added to regularly. Come back soon to find more.

JESUS AND WOMEN

Reading the Gospels through the lens of Jesus’ interactions with women

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HOW TO LAMENT

Explore the life-giving way you can pour out your heart to God

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PARENTING

A collection of resources for parents.

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MEN, WE NEED TO TALK

Join David and John for this conversation exploring what the Bible has to say to this toxic masculinity that has so pervaded our society and our churches.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

If you are on board already, but are looking for the next step, here are some suggestions of what you can do

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PREACH IT!

A fantastic sermon from New Gen, a church in Somerset West, addressing #MenAreTrash and the crisis we face

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COMMON (GROUND) VOICES

A collection of messages from across our congregations.

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OUR CONTEXT: SA AND RAPE CULTURE

If we truly want to put a stop to gender-based violence, we need to fight every little bit of patriarchy that humiliates, insults, objectifies and minimises the status, agency, and worth of women.

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ARE ALL MEN TRASH?

This is a resource that we’re working on. Come back soon or keep an eye on our social channels

WHAT IF WOMEN FELT AS SAFE AS MEN?

Ladies: “what would you do if all men had a 9pm curfew?”
Men: Here is a window into the hopes of women to feel safe”
Lean in.

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SUBMIT RESOURCES

If you you have an article, video, poem or personal piece that you think would fit into this page we’d love for you to submit it to us for review.