Background and history
Peter Grant and Mandy Marshall, Restored’s co-founders and co-directors, were working for Tearfund when they attended the World AIDS conference in Mexico in 2008.
Mandy explains, “God planted a seed in our hearts to see a united international Christian response to violence against women (VAW). The questions ringing in our ears ever since have been: ‘Where is the church?, and ‘Where are the men?’ when it comes to preventing and ending VAW.
“The eighteen months afterwards were an amazing journey of listening to God, praying and making contact with Christian individuals and organisations who are passionate about these issues and, in many cases, already working actively to end VAW. Thank you to all who supported and encouraged us during this time".
“We very much felt God’s hand on this work and launched Restored as an international Christian alliance dedicated to transforming relationships and ending violence against women in June 2010".
"When we met with a group of friends and interested organisations in Teddington in October 2009, people started to suggest what they could offer to make Restored a success; whether in terms of prayer, resources, financial support, expertise or access to contacts. They were the founder members of Restored".