A Global Campaign to End All Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls
enditnow™ is a commitment to end violence against women and girls around the world. As part of this global initiative, 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 issue, 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!
enditnow™ is being implemented 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.
For materials, resources, and ideas on how to get involved, please visit the official Web site for this campaign at http://www.enditnow.org
To learn more about ADRA, go to http://www.adra.org
For more information about the Department of Women's Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, go to http://adventistwomensministries.org/
1. enditnow™ is a global campaign to end violence against women and girls around the world.
2. enditnow™ is the most important stand Adventists have ever taken regarding this issue.
3. enditnow™ builds on the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s long tradition of standing up for human rights and the protection of individuals.