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Enditnow Campaign Encourages Action

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Enditnow™, a global campaign to end all forms of violence against women and girls, is already encouraging thousands of supporters worldwide to create change within their own communities and mobilize their peers to take a stand.

 

Within the first two weeks of the campaign, which aims to collect 1 million signatures from 200 countries during its first phase, individuals from more than 90 countries have signed the petition in support of this cause. View petition.

“All too often, people look the other way,” said Lindsey, a young woman who signed the online petition. “By choosing to ignore what you see, you are adding to the violence. I will not stay silent. I want to make a difference.”

Ina, a wife and mother from Poland said, ”There are no incurable attitudes. As with any disease, the healing process needs to begin and address the whole of the person. I signed because I want to be a part of the cure.”

Signatures will be presented to the United Nations, drawing attention to the issue, advocating for the creation of new policies to protect women and girls, and publicly declare that violent practices against women and girls must end.

To download the video, a printed copy of the petition and other related materials and resources, view the Resource section.

The enditnow™ campaign was launched October 13, 2009 in partnership between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)—a prominent humanitarian organization—and the Women’s Ministries department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, two entities that are representative of the Adventist Church.

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This article has been adapted from the ADRA website - www.adra.org.au

For more information, contact:
John Torres, Senior Public Relations Manager
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

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ADRA is a non-governmental organization present in 125 countries providing sustainable community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age, gender, race or ethnicity.

For more information about ADRA, visit www.adra.org.

Author: John Torres