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#HearMeToo: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Friday, October 19th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Since 1991 the UN have been running a gender justice campaign from the 25th of November, International day for Elimination of Violence against Women, to the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. During the 16 Days of Activism there is a heightened focus on ending Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This is a world-wide problem, and as a result everyone has an interest, and a part to play, in seeing it end. Every year they choose an area or theme for the campaign, and this year...

Side by Side East Africa host Regional Conference

Friday, October 12th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Side by Side members and faith leaders from across East Africa will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, between 28th – 30th November 2018. The conference is hosted by Side by Side East Africa and is funded by Norwegian Church Aid. The Side by Side East Africa formed as a regional forum following the East African Faith Leaders Symposium on Gender Justice in November 2015. During the symposium, faith leaders committed to: Establishing and support safe spaces for faith leaders and people...

In Nigeria, “let us walk with our heads high”

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Thursdays in Black is a member organisation of Side by Side. The campaign is simple but profound. Wear black on Thursdays. Wear a pin to declare you are part of the global movement resisting attitudes and practices that permit rape and violence. In this campaign Black is used as a colour of resistance and resilience. Show your respect for women who are resilient in the face of injustice and violence. Encourage others to join you. As tens of thousands of...

New Side by Side Advocacy Briefing

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Side by Side Advocacy Briefing: The Role of Faith Leaders in Achieving Gender Justice   We are delighted to publish our first Side by Side Advocacy Briefing, produced by Solène Brabant (Regional GBV Advocacy Officer, Norwegian Church Aid) and Jenny Brown (Church Advocacy Advisor, Christian Aid and Side by Side Advocacy Chair). Side by Side is a global movement of faith leaders and communities, faith-based organisations and individuals of faith, who are committed to removing barriers to gender justice. This advocacy briefing is...

Side by Side Kenya Pledge action against Sexual Gender Based Violence in Narok County

Monday, September 10th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Image: Rev Jane Nganga of International Network for Religious Leaders Living with or Personally affected with HIV/AIDs making her presentation to the Religious leaders during the high-level meeting for Side by Side faith leaders ‘SGBV deny girls an opportunity for education which results in a multitude of challenges including lack of enough trained personnel to take up employment in the county’   Written by Charles Opiyo, Side by Side Kenya and Christian Aid Kenya In 2017, Side by Side Kenya,...

Side by Side Uganda participate in International Faith and Gender Conference

Monday, September 10th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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The Good News about Gender, written by Gladys Nairuba, Side by Side Uganda In August 2018 members of the Side by Side Uganda Steering Committee, including DanChurchAid, Uganda Joint Christian Council and Church of Uganda, as well as another ACT Alliance member (Diakonia), participated in the Faith and Gender International Conference organised by Ekklesia Foundation For Gender Education (EFFOGE), in partnership with Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE). The participants were drawn from faith-based structures across 12 countries including Uganda, Kenya,...

South Sudan launch Side by Side national chapter

Monday, August 13th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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On 26th July 2018, the Side by Side, Faith Movement for Gender Justice, South Sudan Chapter was successfully launched with attendance of over 52 people representing the Faith Leaders (Christians and Muslims), South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) Members of the Executive Committee, Members of the National Legislative Assembly – Government of South Sudan, Government representatives, Chaplains from the organised forces (Army, Police, Department of Prison and Wildlife), Lawyers, ACT Alliance members – Country Directors & staff, UN Women, National...

Side by Side participates in PaRD General Assembly: Growing a faith movement for gender justice.

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Side by Side is a member of the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD). PaRD brings together governmental and intergovernmental entities with civil society organsiations such as religious and value-driven organisations to harness the positive impact of religion and values in sustainable development and humanitarian assistance. In June 2018, we gathered in Geneva for the General Assembly. Side by Side contributed to the General Assembly in two ways. Firstly, as a co-lead of the Gender Equality and Empowerment...

L’enthousiasme congolais marque le lancement du Side by Side RDC! | Congolese enthusiasm marks the launch of Side by Side DRC!

Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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L’enthousiasme congolais marque le lancement du Side by Side RDC ! Congolese enthusiasm marks the launch of Side by Side DRC!   Dans la salle, des têtes hochent vigoureusement de haut en bas, des bras se lèvent et des exclamations approbatrices fusent. A Goma, le gouverneur du nord Kivu, M. Julien Paluku Kahongya, provoque l’enthousiasme de l’audience de quelques 70 à 80 personnes lorsqu’il affirme l’importance de vivre et de travailler « Côte à Côte » et illustre ses propres...

Side by Side West Africa Conference 2018

Monday, July 9th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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The Role of Faith Leaders in Achieving Gender Justice   On 15th and 16th May 2018, Side by Side brought together over seventy people from ten different countries to discuss faith, gender and justice. The Side by Side West Africa conference was organised by Christian Aid Ghana and Christian Council of Ghana, with valuable support from World Vision, Kerk in Actie and PMU. The focus of the conference was on the powerful role of faith leaders in achieving gender justice. We enjoyed...

Side by Side showcase exhibition at Scottish Parliament

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Side by Side Scotland showcased a new exhibition, Faith in Gender Justice, at the Scottish Parliament on International Women’s Day. In this guest post, the Rev. Marion Chatterley discusses the importance of the exhibition.   A new exhibition, created in collaboration with Christian Aid Scotland, highlights the impact that ordinary women have made in their communities – ordinary women who have found themselves involved in extraordinary areas of work and ministry. The exhibition pairs up eight Scottish women with women from other...

Side by Side launch new chapter in Malawi

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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“Gender justice is not a matter of sympathy but justice”   We are delighted to announce that our movement is growing. On 18th and 19th April 2018, over 70 faith leaders and participants from across ecumenical divide, international NGOs, government, and other key stakeholders gathered to launch our new Malawian Side by Side chapter. Malawian Minister for Gender Dr Jean Kalilani joined us to formally launch our movement in Malawi and emphasised the important role of faith leaders in shaping...

Meet our new International Coordinator

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Rachel Tavernor
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Rachel Tavernor has recently joined our team as our new International Coordinator. Rachel has a background in youthwork, campaigns and research. She is passionate about the power of storytelling to provoke social change. As a way of introducing Rachel, we’ve asked her a few questions about her life, faith and gender justice. We hope this will be a regular feature on our website to introduce different members of our movement. If you would like to be interviewed, please email Rachel (info@sidebysidegender.org).  ...

New Gender Tool from CAFOD

Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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CAFOD has launched a new toolkit ‘Believe in change: A toolkit for the Catholic community to promote gender equality’. Photo: Toolkit author Tanja Haque talks about ‘Believe in Change’ during the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, New York, March 2018 The toolkit is a gender resource for organisational staff from church organisations, particularly Catholic church organisations and those who intend to work with the church organisations. The toolkit is intended as an inspirational guide to support them in their work towards achieving...

Building Bridges between faith and secular actors on gender justice

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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“It was the women’s voices that created a tipping point. It was their testimonies, their stories, their pain, their truth, their courage to speak truth to religious power at the time,” said Dionne Gravesande of ACT member Christian Aid, during a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. “What was different in 2015? They were heard.” From ACT News: Gravesande’s story, which shared the experience of the Zimbabwean Council of Churches, was one concrete...

Side by Side Initiatives in Uganda

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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The decision to establish a national Ugandan chapter of Side by Side Faith Movement for Gender Justice was established during the engagement with participants from a secular women´s organization Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), and faith based institutions including; Uganda Christian University, Nkozi University, Church of Uganda and Uganda Joint Christian Council among others. The reasons for the partnership under the SbS forum was to benefit from the different capacities and opportunities resident with the diverse institutions while advocating for gender...

LWF seeking Program Executive for Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment

Friday, April 6th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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The Lutheran World Federation Communion Office in Geneva is recruiting a Program Executive for Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment. The position holder works as part of the Department for Theology and Public Witness team where s/he takes the lead of the program on Gender Justice and Women’s Empowerment. S/he is responsible for promoting, supporting and enabling mainstreaming of gender justice and women’s empowerment within the LWF. S/he also coordinates gender justice related processes within the LWF Communion Office in Geneva in...

IWD: Christian Aid to showcase Side by Side movement at Scottish Parliament event

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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Christian Aid will mark International Women’s Day on 8 March with an event at the Scottish Parliament showcasing the work of  the international Side by Side movement for gender justice. The event will also host the exhibition, ‘Faith in Gender Justice’, which tells the stories of 16 inspirational women of faith who are working to challenge gender inequality both here and around the world. Kathy Galloway, chair of Side by Side Scotland said: “We are delighted to be celebrating International...

UNCSW62: Building Bridges, Faith and Secular Actors

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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RSVPs are now requested for an event at the UN Headquarters in New York during this year’s session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). The event ‘Building Bridges: Developing effective partnerships between faith and secular actors to challenge discriminatory gender norms and secure rural women’s rights’ will be co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York, the ACT Alliance, DanChuchAid and UNFPA in partnership with Christian Aid, Tearfund, ABAAD, the Joint...

Church & Gender Equality: New Resource and Tool Box from PMU

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by Terrie Robinson
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Side by Side member organisation PMU has published a new resource and tool box to assist churches in becoming a strong voice and actor for gender equality in society. The book gives a theological perspective to gender equality work, provides concrete tools to take action on gender equality in organisations and churches, and provides examples by sharing experiences from PMU’s network of faith-based actors. Download here. “At PMU we are convinced that gender equality is the key to building sustainable Churches, organizations and societies....

Side by Side for the 16 Days of Activism

Friday, December 1st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Side by Side member organisations have been getting involved with the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based violence. The 16 Days, 25 November to 10 December, provide a focus for drawing attention to the continuing realities of gender-based violence in all its forms, and encourage faith leaders and communities to recommit to bringing the gender-just values of faith to our different contexts. Precious in God’s Eyes   The Church of Sweden, Finn Church Aid, the Lutheran World Federation, Norwegian...

Side by Side Burundi focus on advocacy

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Inheritance law, promoting women’s leadership in the church, and addressing discriminatory social/cultural norms will be the focus areas for Side by Side member organisations and faith leaders in Burundi. These themes were identified during a Side by Side meeting held in Bujumbura, Burundi, at the end of September. At present, women in Burundi do not have the right to inherit land from their husbands and daughters cannot inherit from their fathers. Participants in the meeting recognised that this adds to...

Side by Side at PaRD Annual Conference

Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Representatives of the Side by Side steering group are participating in the Annual Conference of the Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), hosted by the UK government’s Department for International Development at Wilton Park, UK. The theme of the conference is the role of faith leaders in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with particular focus on the three developing work streams of PaRD: Gender Equality and Empowerment; Health; and Sustaining Peace. Clare Paine, co-chair of Side by Side’s steering...

Side by Side welcomes CBE International

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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CBE International is the latest organisation to join the international Side by Side faith movement for gender justice. CBE is an organisation of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of women and men. Their website has gathered over a thousand articles and lectures on gender and the Bible, searchable by topic. All on-line material can be accessed at no cost. CBE also has channels on You Tube and Sound Cloud. The...

Coexist Kenya receives University award for gender work

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Side by Side member organisation The Coexist Initiative in Kenya is the recipient of the 2017 Egerton University Award for its work on gender mainstreaming and community empowerment. Established in 2005, Coexist has quickly established itself as a pioneer in promoting gender justice, human rights  and  the elimination  of harmful traditional practices including child marriage, female genital cutting and  boy child preference by targeting men and boys as its key clusters. Coexist employs innovative, tested and integrated approaches that are...

Durgapur, India: ‘The force is within her’

Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Grassroots Church Women Leaders Transforming Communities and Lives   The Women’s Fellowship for Christian Service of the Diocese of Durgapur  in the Church of North India held its annual convention 10 – 14 October 2017 in St Michael and All Angels Cathedral. Most of the 125 grassroots Church Women leaders, who came from Bankura, Purulia, Asansol, West Dinajpur, Malda and Durgapur are from indigenous or Dalit backgrounds. The theme of the convention was ‘The force is within her’, referring to ‘God...

Ending violence against women: the time is now, together

Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, for the inaugural Annual Sonke Lecture at Johannesburg, South Africa on 2 October 2017 Bafana Khumalo and the team of Sonke Gender Justice, thank you for this evening. I also want to thank the co-organizers of the conference, who share the same values and who I am sure will have been working with you every step of the way. Thank you for being here for this 10thbirthday and...

Gardens of Eve: a film about women’s experiences of faith

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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From 8 to 21 August 2015, fifty women between 19 and 73 years moved into the vast monastery building in Mariensee, Germany, to create the first ever European ecumenical ‘Pop Up Monastery’ and to share the life with the women who live there in community. The participants were from 17 European countries, and from various Christian denominations: Orthodox and Quakers, Methodists, Protestants, Catholics and spiritual seekers. A rhythm of prayer, silence, tasks and workshops structured the day, but there was...

Gender, Justice, Religion and Theology: On-line short courses

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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On-line Short Courses offered by Catherine of Siena College (University of Roehampton), UK Details are now available for on-line courses available to all from September 2017 to June 2018. These include a 6 week course on ‘Gender in Church Community Development Practice – An International Case Study Approach’ which has been created by Revd Dr Marjorie Lewis and the Anglican Mission Agency USPG. Bursaries are available. See https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/catherine-of-siena/courses/ for more information. Contact catherineofsiena@roehampton.ac.uk for further details. Applications for the 2017...

Cameroon: Youth reflect on gender norms

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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News from the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) In Cameroon, adolescents and young people ages 15-24 partly account for high new HIV infections, which largely occur through unprotected sexual intercourse. This current HIV prevalence among youth may compromise the present and future development of this country. In response to this challenge, a workshop was organized by the World Council of Churches Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiatives and Advocacy (WCC-EHAIA) from 7-9 June at the...

Kenyan Elections and Two-Thirds Gender Rule

Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Reflecting on the August elections in Kenya, Jane Machira, Africa Gender and Inclusion Adviser for Side by Side member organisation Christian Aid, describes how Kenyans in the Side by Side faith movement for gender justice are among those contributing to a new environment where the Two-Thirds Gender rule may become a reality. On 8 August 2017, over 15 million Kenyans peacefully thronged over 40,000 polling stations across the country to practise their democratic right to elect leaders of their choice. We...

Ending Child Marriage: Religious leaders as allies

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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“Child marriage does not come down to religion but religion is important to millions of people. Almost 80% of the world population profess a religious belief. So what if we started seeing religious leaders as an asset to address child marriage, not an obstacle?” This is a question asked in a recent post to the Girls Not Brides website by Research & Policy Associate Julie Rialet as she reflects on the role of religious leaders in ending child marriage. “An assumption we often...

An Integrated Approach to Gender-based Violence and Child Protection: new report from Islamic Relief

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Islamic Relief has just published ‘Integrating Protection: An Integrated Approach to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection’ which summarises key lessons from activities and experience in Mali, Niger and Pakistan. The report gives examples of best practice and evaluates strategies that worked best based on the different contexts. It also presents case studies and provides recommendations for donors, partner organisations and other stakeholders. “Islamic Relief’s commitment to ending gender-based violence (GBV) is part of its wider gender justice framework that seeks...

Side by Side in South Sudan

Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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A consultation on gender justice facilitated by the Church of Sweden and local partners in Juba on 15 June 2017 led to the planning of a national South Sudanese chapter of the Side by Side faith movement for gender justice. READ MORE.

Gender justice project changes lives in Western Province in Zambia

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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“I didn’t know that in the event that my husband dies, I have the right to go my own way and not be inherited like a piece of furniture.”  Mulima Akapelwa (photo by Bellah Zulu) The Joint Country programme, Norwegian Church Aid – DanChurchAid – Christian Aid, in Zambia and European Union co-funded ‘Access to Justice Project’ has empowered women in Mwandi and Sesheke Districts of Western Province of Zambia with knowledge on their rights and how to claim them....

Ecumenical women’s gathering demands end to gender-based violence in Bangladesh

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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“There cannot be peace in Asia as long as there is violence against women.” News from the Christian Conference of Asia: “Bangladeshi women are subjected to violence throughout their lives, which prevents them from realising their own dignity and rights as human beings. This subjugation in the day-to-day lives of millions of women in poverty stricken Bangladesh affects their abilities to fully benefit from and participate in schooling and employment, thus constraining their lifespan opportunities,” shared the participants of a...

UN Climate talks: The urgency for a gender-responsive approach

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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From the Bonn Climate Change Conference 8 to 18 May: “We are four days into the negotiations in Bonn and the spirit is high. Not only are the chestnuts in the city in full bloom, but constructive discussions on many of the topics under the Paris agreement are underway, including the crucial topic of how to enhance the implementation of gender related mandates and decisions under the Paris agreement and the climate convention. A UNFCC workshop on how to develop a...

Side by Side: Latest news, activities and resources

Friday, May 12th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Read our May 2017 newsletter HERE.  

Report: Lost Childhood, Drivers of Child Pregnancy in Kenya.

Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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LOST CHILDHOOD: Drivers of Child Pregnancy in Kenya. This report published by the Kenyan National Gender & Equality Commission follows a public enquiry. It documents the gravity and pervasive trend of child pregnancies, looks at socio-cultural drivers and psychosocial and health factors, interrogates the legal and policy framework on child pregnancy, and makes recommendations.  Among the recommendations are that the Minstry responsible for gender should undertake a comprehensive and coordinated multi sectorial approach in ending child pregnancies and marriages, engaging...

‘I understood the need for women’s leadership – and changed the mind of my bishop!’

Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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The Revd Haroon Ajmal, of Sialkot Diocese in the Church of Pakistan, describes how training with the USPG-supported Asian Theological Academy (ATA) last year has transformed his work as a pastor. As a result of my time at ATA I now have new goals having started to understand about issues such as the need for women’s leadership in the church. In Pakistan, we largely ignore women in terms of leadership and fellowship, but ATA gave me a vision that women...

Faith groups can help female survivors of violence

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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By Solange De Santis/WACC Religious organizations and faith leaders have key roles to play in helping women who are survivors of violence – including sexual assault committed in conflict situations, according to a panel of social activists at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York. The discussion was hosted on March 18 by We Will Speak Out, a movement of faith groups dedicated to ending silence and stigma concerning sexual and gender-based violence, and Side by...

Dr Denis Mukwege to give keynote speech at LWF Assembly in Namibia

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Press release from Lutheran World Federation News Eminent Congolese surgeon Dr Denis Mukwege will be the keynote speaker at the Twelfth Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 10 – 16 May. In his keynote address on Thursday, 11 May he will speak to the assembly theme “Liberated by God’s Grace”. Mukwege is a medical doctor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who has provided leadership for Africa and the world, standing up for...

Side by Side launch during CSW61

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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The international Side by Side faith movement for gender justice is now ready to welcome more member organisations and strengthen partnerships with other faith movements that work on gender justice as an intrinsic part of their mission. Already two years old, the movement was formally launched at St Peter’s Church in New York City on 17 March to coincide with the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Geronimo Desumala welcomed participants to the event on...

Colombia : Mujeres Tejedoras de PAZ en los Territorios

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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El pasado 9 de marzo de 2017, en el marco de la conmemoración del día de la mujer trabajadora, el Equipo de Género de la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz en Colombia se congregó 50 mujeres afrodescendientes, indígenas y campesinas de la red de Comunidades Construyendo Paz en los Territorios CONPAZ provenientes de los departamentos de Chocó, Antioquia, Cauca, Meta, Valle del Cauca y Putumayo para alzar nuestras voces solidarias, amorosas, propositivas e incluyentes en la construcción de la...

Side by Side at launch of Gender Equality and Religion Platform

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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During this first week of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) a new initiative will be launched with the aim of creating a platform entitled ‘Gender Equality and Religion for the Gender Responsive Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The initiative will be led by UN Women on behalf of: the UN’s Interagency Task Force for Religion and Development (UNFPA/UNIATF), the Department for international Development, UK (DFID) the International Partnership for Religion and...

CREAS: Un 8M por el liderazgo con equidad

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Un mensaje de la organización miembro de Side by Side CREAS (English translation below): Un 8M por el liderazgo con equidad en las iglesias y OBF de América Latina y Caribe Este 8 de marzo, nos unimos a la conmemoración mundial del Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora, ratificando nuestra intención de seguir trabajando por la renovación y fortalecimiento del liderazgo con equidad, junto a las iglesias de América Latina y El Caribe y en alianza con las diversas organizaciones...

Side by Side launch at CSW, New York

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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An opportunity to network and hear how faith leaders around the world are working together in their communities to challenge barriers and advocate for gender justice. The international Side by Side faith movement for gender justice will be hosting a launch event for the movement during the forthcoming 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). The launch will take place on Friday 17 March, 10am to 12pm, in the beautiful sanctuary of St Peter’s...

Living as a First Man Standing

Monday, February 20th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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“We want men and women everywhere to flourish in their lives and relationships.” Side by Side member organisation Restored has published a downloadable Bible study resource. The collection of seven Bible studies authored by Peter Grant, co-Director of Restored, are designed to help groups and individuals to explore what the Bible has to say about masculinity and relationships. Download here. “Violence against women is not a women’s issue – it’s a human issue. And it cannot end until men grasp that it’s...

Kenya & Uganda: CAFOD partners’ workshop on gender

Friday, February 17th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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Kenyan and Ugandan partners of Side by Side member organisation CAFOD have taken part in a workshop in Nairobi, 8 to 10 February, to share their experience and learning on promoting gender equality, and discuss possibilities for forming a gender Community of Practice. Through presentations and open space for discussions, the participants reflected on milestones and challenges, and used the River of Life tool to help them explore the story so far and how the journey might continue. (The River of Life is a...

‘With One Voice’: Fiji Council of Churches documentary

Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Terrie Robinson
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A documentary film made on behalf of the Fiji Council of Churches, ‘With One Voice: Churches against Violence against Women and Children’,  is now on-line. Following a motion by the Most Reverend Dr Winston Halapua, Archbishop of the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia, the Fiji Council of Churches made a consensus decision in September 2016 to support the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence and also the ‘Break the Silence’ Sunday initiative (marked on the Sunday immediately preceding November 25, the start...

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