A new alliance is bringing together Christians from around the world with a common goal of ending violence against women.
The initiative, which is due to launch in June, has emerged from the aid agency Tearfund.
After five years as International Director of Tearfund, Peter Grant will stand down in September 2010 in order to co-lead the new initiative called Restored. He will be a Co-Director of the new organisation, alongside Mandy Marshall , Tearfund’s Gender Adviser.
Tearfund has said it will "incubate" Restored over the next three years, and host the new alliance as it builds up its own capacity and identity.
"We hope that many UK organisations and partners around the world will want to join Restored, and that we will find ways to stand together as men and women in the family of God to bring an end to the unacceptable abuse that many women face", Peter Grant said.
Tearfund is one of the UK’s Christian relief and development agencies, working in over 50 countries around the world.
"While we will undoubtedly feel the loss of Peter moving on to Restored, we share his excitement at this new development and we’re proud to be hosting such a radical and vital alliance," said Matthew Frost, Tearfund’s Chief Executive.
"Violence against women takes many forms, and is clearly an issue for many of us here in the UK as well as in the poorest parts of the world, where Tearfund operates."