The Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Leeds took part in a Global Day of Action this past weekend across the diocese.
On Saturday, November 26, a Global Day of Action called for an end to the violence and abuse suffered by one in three women across the world.
This is part of 16 days of activism during which Mothers’ Union joins with organisations from approximately 187 countries to raise awareness of and to call for an end to gender-based violence and abuse in all forms and in all societies.
In Boroughbridge, Settle and Halifax members from a number of churches and other supporters met for prayers before holding a silent vigil outside in public places.
MU members from the Giggleswick and Settle Branch, joined by members from Horton, Stainclffe and Langcliffe and Skipton, gathered for a silent demonstration in the market square.
Members from the Halifax area joined together for a silent vigil outside Halifax Minster.
Elaine Swinhoe, President of the Diocese of Leeds’ Mothers’ Union, said: “This is such an important issue here and in all of the world, and it was so good to see members and supporters being willing to prayerfully and thoughtfully show their concern in public.”