The Solomon Islands

Last September I had the honour of going to the Solomon Islands with World Vision to see their gender violence program Channels of Hope in action.

Working with churches, World Vision is training pastors in understanding the equality of men and women in God's eyes so that they can teach their people violence against women isn't ok.

Sadly in the Solomons women are abused - verbally, emotionally, physically - when their husbands perceive they are being disobedient or not fulfilling their role as cook and household servant. It's a tragic situation for a country full of such beautiful people. But I was lucky enough to see that Channels of Hope is working and giving people dignity and a new paradigm of love. It's incredible!

Images copyright World Vision Australia/Sophie Timothy Photography.