This month sees the start of a United Nations campaign against gender-based violence. Margaret Roy describes preparations in Scotland
Why is violence against women such a difficult issue for Quakers to take on? When mentioned it emits bountiful support. But when proposed as a topic for, say, Area Meeting, warnings are given about ‘safety’ and how it could be very disturbing for some.
When I went to represent General Meeting on the Scottish Committee of (Women’s) World Day of Prayer, I realised how much was hidden. As I uncovered it, it was appalling and shocking. I was overwhelmed.
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