CAPTION: Mother's Union light a candle and pray at Exeter Cathedral

Mother’s Union take part in 16 days of activism against gender violence at Exeter Cathedral

Posted: 28th November, 2016

Mothers’ Union is a Christian membership organisation, with a focus on supporting families and promoting stable family life and the protection of children. They have four million members in 83 countries around the world. They work by praying, campaigning, empowering and enabling communities to provide practical support and care to those who need it.

Mothers’ Union members around the world are working to end gender-based violence by providing practical support and care to those affected by campaigning with local and national governments and organisations such as the United Nations, for laws and policies that prevent gender-based violence.

Mothers’ Union is participating in the global 16 Days of Activism Campaign, which raises awareness about gender-based violence and calls for change, between the 25th November and 10th December each year. They gathered on Friday 25th November at Exeter Cathedral to light a candle and pray for an end to gender based violence around the world.

John Vinton the Social Policy Representative for Mothers Union in Exeter said; ‘This is a prayer event which is taking place throughout the world as part of the 16 days of activism against gender violence. This is a period when Mother’s Union and countless other organisations around the world campaign and pray for an end to gender based violence particularly for women and girls.’

Mother’s Union Exeter are hosting an all-day vigil at St. Mary’s Church Bideford on Thursday, 1st December, from 10.30 am (Holy Communion) until 5 pm.

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