The global Anglican Communion is sharpening its focus on the issues of injustice and inequality for women, and has announced the hiring of a director for gender justice, a new position.

Mandy Marshall is the co-founder of Restored, a UK-based charity working to end violence against women around the world. In her new role she “will provide an Anglican Communion-wide lead on all matters of gender justice; and ensure a strong theological underpinning of the approach to gender justice within the Anglican Communion,” the Anglican Communion News Service announced.

“Under her co-leadership, Restored has helped to recognise that abuse happens in churches too, and to equip churches to recognise and address violence and coercion within their own congregations, both in the UK and overseas,” said the charity’s acting chair of trustees, Simon Lawry-White.

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