a campaign to stop violence against women
enditnow is a global campaign to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence against women and girls around the world.It aims to mobilize Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue. + More
This campaign, which extends to more than 200 countries and territories, was launched in October 2009 in partnership between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)-a prominent humanitarian organization-and the Department of Women's Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, two entities that are representative of the Adventist Church.
enditnow is the most important stand the Seventh-day Adventist Church has ever taken regarding violence against women and girls. Through this campaign, more than 15 million Adventist church members-men, women, and children-are expected to create a global movement that will be mobilized within their own communities, where each person will actively work to create awareness and share solutions on ways to end this global problem.
Seventh-day Adventists affirm the dignity and worth of each human being and decry all forms of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
enditnow builds on the Seventh-day Adventist Church's long tradition of responding to the needs of all human beings, namely to stand up in favor of human rights, tolerance, the well-being of children, freedom of expression and conscience, and the protection and integrity of families. It is a call to action for all Adventists and supporters to stand up and put into practice those principles we hold true.
enditnow seeks to extend God's vision of love and compassion for all His children.
Domestic violence has been documented as a major issue within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Incidences of abuse follow trends documented in non-Adventist populations. This is why enditnow seeks to increase personal awareness, responsibility, and involvement to effectively help end violence against women and girls in every family and community.
enditnow supports the existing programs currently being implemented around the world through ADRA and the Department of Women's Ministries to end violence against women. These programs provide tangible examples of the work that is already being done to resolve this issue.
All communities are invited to participate
Although enditnow seeks to primarily mobilize Adventist church members, all individuals, church congregations of every faith, social groups, schools, and businesses are invited to join.
Donations to this campaign will be used by this campaign to directly enhance the goal that lies at the center of this effort-to end violence against women and girls.
While enditnow focuses on violence against women and girls, abuse of any kind should never occur against men or women. This campaign aims to highlight abuse against women because the majority of victims of gender-based violence are indisputably women. MAKE A DONATION ONLINE NOW
the petition to the united nations
The initial phase of enditnow aims to collect 1 million signatures from people across the world who want to see an end to violence against women and girls - Sign Petition
These signatures will be presented to...+ More
...the United Nations to raise additional awareness about the issue and advocate for the creation of effective new policies that protect women and girls.
A copy of the letter that will be sent with the signatures:
To: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
We, the undersigned, are committed to ending violence against women and girls around the world. As part of the enditnow campaign, Seventh-day Adventists and supporters from more than 200 countries and territories, join the actions of others, including faith communities, in advocating the end all forms of violence against women and girls. In recognition of the United Nations efforts regarding this issues, we also wish to call on the world community-governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations, church congregations, schools, and individuals-to use all measures possible to work toward a tangible solution.
Today, this problem is entrenched in every society. Worldwide, at least one of every three women has faced some form of physical or psychological repression, most notably through sex trafficking, domestic abuse, sexual assault, honor killings, female genital mutilation, child marriage, emotional and verbal abuse, and other forms of violence. These practices are unacceptable and must end now.
Because we recognize that violence against women is a major problem that has reached pandemic proportions and affects every country in the world, we believe that to remain indifferent and unresponsive regarding this issue is to condone, perpetuate, and potentially extend such behavior. This is why we take the stand to end it now!
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