Prayer Vigil in Carrigaline
From 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), for 16 days until 10th December (Human Rights Day), Mothers' Union takes part in the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
Anyone can take part in 16 Days, whether through raising awareness on social media, running an event or contacting political representatives
To show our support and solidarity with those who suffer gender violence there will be two Prayer Vigils on Sunday 25th November at 3pm, one in St. Anne's Church, Shandon and Kilgarriffe church in Clonakilty. Both events will have someone speaking who works with people who are affected by gender violence
Lord of all, help us to be silent for a moment
so we can hear the cries of girls and women
some loud, many muffled,
enduring violence in every area
of our global community.
Help us to take the time
to reflect on the fact
that the majority of human rights violations
across your world
are acts of violence toward women.
The roots of such hatred are deep and tangled,
and justice is long overdue
All humans, women and men,
are made in your image and likeness,
and have immeasurable dignity.
Help us, for a moment, be silent and still
so we can recognise You
in the faces of every girl and every woman.
Throughout the world women and girls are subject to many different forms of violence including physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Violence affects women and girls from all backgrounds and happens across all stages of life; and is perpetrated by partners and family members as well as strangers.
Each year, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence unites individuals and organisations to raise awareness of, and call for an end to, all forms of violence against women and girls.
Mothers' Union believes in particular that prevention needs to focus on teaching children and adults about loving and respectful relationships; that there are laws against all forms of violence and abuse and the means to enforce them; that those experiencing violence are supported, and that perpetrators are brought to justice and rehabilitated.
Check out our upcoming events by clicking on the below link