Mercy Global Action Task Force Publishes Handbook on Advocating Against Gender-Based Violence
The Mercy Global Action team is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication entitled ‘Gender-Based Violence Throughout the Lifecourse: A Handbook for the Global Mercy Community on Advocating Against Gender-Based Violence’. This document was written by members of the Mercy Global Action Task Force on Women and Justice Leadership in preparation for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25th November - 10 December 2023). Members hope that this document is of practical use to the global Mercy community, and continues to generate reflection and action.
The theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism is ‘UNITE! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls’. We know that many Sisters of Mercy and Mercy ministries continue to invest in effective prevention strategies and work tireless for the right to life, safety and flourishing for women and girls around the world. This Handbook pays homage to the strength and resilience of women, and those who support them, and will hopefully motivate readers to collaborate with initiatives and services that inspire their own passion for justice.