Restored is an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women.

1 in 3 women are abused during their lifetime. (More about the facts here)

Too often, violence against women (VAW) is seen as a women’s issue. We believe it’s a human issue. But where is the church, and where are the men when it comes to ending it?

There are 2.2 billion Christians in the world. The church has enormous influence – in some countries, it runs not just parishes but the education and health services as well, and may have better geographic coverage than state structures (and that goes for the UK too!). It also has a long history of being at the forefront of positive social changes. And it has the potential to be a major catalyst in helping to end violence against women.