Across the world women and girls face many different forms of abuse at every life-stage, from sex-selective abortion through to child marriage, female genital mutilation and trafficking. Press Red is a Christian CIO, founded by Michele Hawthorne in 2016, which works to initiate change through raising awareness of these abuses and their impact on women, their families and communities, and signposting opportunities to get involved in making a difference.
Our vision is of a world in which no individual, society, or culture accepts abuse and violence against women, and where they can lead full and meaningful lives in safety and security.
Our mission is to be a significant force in the fight to eradicate abuse and violence against women in all its forms through increasing awareness, whilst challenging and changing attitudes and behaviours.
We are a force for change, leading a movement of people, churches, and organisations who refuse to accept the status quo, and are committed to helping bring hope and healing into harrowing situations.