An average of two women a week are murdered by a current or former partner in England and Wales.
We are working in partnership with specialist agencies to deliver workshops and raise awareness and understanding in churches across the Diocese, about domestic abuse.
If you are experiencing abuse and need help:
- For emergency support contact: Rape Crisis: 0808 802 9999 / Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 / Galop – LGBT+: 0800 999 5428 / Women’s Aid: 0808 2000 247
- For Safeguarding support visit our Safeguarding pages.
How we are helping
It is therefore essential that men take responsibility in ending male violence against women, as it is still often labelled as a ‘women’s issue’.
"We are really pleased to see the Diocese of Rochester taking a lead in sharing the approach of White Ribbon UK, working with men and boys to change cultures amongst their friends and colleagues, and within their communities." (Anthea Sully, Chief Executive, White Ribbon UK)
How you can get involved
Magali van der Merwe
Lead Community Engagement Adviser
Community Engagement and Social Action Adviser