Malawian Campaigner Calls Global Church to End Sexual Violence. 19/7/12
Watch the powerful new film to be shown at an Interfaith Pre-Conference side event on Friday, 20 July.
Theresa Malila, Tearfund Inspired Individual and founder of Somebody Cares Ministries, will be speaking at the 20 July We Will Speak Out side event at the Interfaith Pre-Conference.
A new, short film of Theresa’s work with churches in Malawi will be shown at the event, which implores church leaders and individuals to make a stronger commitment to tackling violence against women by working with governments and communities. The film paints a painfully honest picture of the situation for women in the country, and urges the church to be a “threat to injustice”.
The film looks at the story of a survivor of sexual violence, Malawian mother, Rose. When she was three months pregnant, a man with a knife approached her and her husband outside their home. The man took Rose and sexually attacked her, subsequently leaving her and her unborn son HIV-positive.
Sexual violence exists in all societies as well as being endemic in a number of countries worldwide. In 2004, 55% of women in Malawi said that they had been raped or forced into sex.
Watch this video here