God uses the Church to transform lives, and women lead change in developing communities. Often used as a weapon of war, rape and sexual violence is a common experience in the places we work.
- In South Sudan, an estimated 70% of girls over 12 have been victims of sexual violence
Working with the local church, Tearfund is committed:
- To stopping sexual violence
- To addressing the hidden physical, spiritual, emotional, and social wounds these women face
Over the two years
Church and community leaders undergo 5 days of intensive awareness training on their roles and responsibilities in the trauma healing process, SGBV reporting, and other topics.
Trained church leaders and trauma healing facilitators form trauma healing groups in churches. These groups will handle cases of sexual violence in their churches and communities, and provide emotional, physical, social, and spiritual support.