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.
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…abusers don’t abuse everyone they come into contact with, so placing doubt on victims based on your experience of that person is irresponsible and unkind.
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