Thursdays in Black
In every country, gender-based violence is a tragic reality. This violence is
frequently hidden, and victims are often silent, fearing stigma and further violence.
We all have a responsibility to speak out against violence, to ensure that women and men, boys and girls, are safe from rape and violence in homes, schools, work, streets – in all places in our societies. Consider joining Vicar Christina in this
simple but profound campaign.
Wear black on Thursdays- In this campaign, black is used as a color of resistance and resilience. Wear a button (contact Vicar for a button) to declare you are part of the global movement
resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. Show your respect for women who are
resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you. In this campaign, black is used as a color of resistance and resilience.
Share your Thursdays in Black campaign photos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Use #ThursdaysinBlack #WCC For more information on how you can join the campaign visit www.oikoumene.org/thursdays-in-black