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A Mapping of Faith-based Responses to Violence against Women and Girls in the Asia-Pacific Region

Violence against women constitutes “any act of gender based violence that results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering…

América Latina & o Caribe: Declaração de compromisso (português)

A declaração de compromisso para a coalizão regionais da América Latina & o Caribe, escrita por as participantes do simpósio regional em São Paulo, outubro…

Amérique latine & les caraïbes: Déclaration de compromis (français)

La déclaration de compromis pour la coalition d’amérique latine & les caraïbes de Côte à Côte, formulée par les participant(e)s du symposium regional à Sao Paulo,…

Arise – Religion, Gender & Women’s Rights – Issue 62

Arise is a Women’s Development Magazine Published by ACFODE. The issue  looks at various Christian faiths – Catholicism, Anglicanism and Pentecostalism – throws light on the doctrines,…

BACI Gender justice Bible study

A gender justice Bible study from the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland, 2013.

Believe in change: A toolkit for the Catholic community to promote gender equality

This toolkit has been written by Tanja Haque, CAFOD’s Gender Advisor from 2009-2018. All material and case studies in this toolkit were gathered during this period. This toolkit…

CAFOD: Tackling gender based violence

Gender based violence and especially violence against women is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in the world. One in three women will…

Case Study Columbia: Supporting women human rights defenders

Colombia is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a human rights defender. On average, a human rights defender was killed…

Case Study DRC: Promoting gender equality in WASH programmes

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by a lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and shoulder the largest burden in water collection….

Case Study Kenya: Working to eradicate female genital mutilation

Some 3 million women and girls face female genital mutilation (FGM) every year.  In Maralal, Kenya, the story is no different. CAFOD partner Caritas Maralal…

Changing Men and Transforming Masculinities: Practices, Perspectives and Resources

Report of a Seminar on the Transformation of Masculinities in African Christianity, January 2011 As a result of the HIV epidemic, concepts of masculinity in…

Church and Gender Equality: PMU Resource and Tool Box

“At PMU we are convinced that gender equality is the key to build sustainable Churches, organizations and societies. When we read the Bible we see a beautiful…

Clapping with Both Hands: Promoting Gender Equality, 15 Studies of Good Practice

This 2012 publication brings together 15 case studies demonstrating gender good practice from programmes run by ACT Alliance members and their partners around the world. It…

Colombia: Mujeres y hombres de los territorios hablan sobre el genero

Colombia: Mujeres y hombres de los territorios acompañados por la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, con el apoyo de la agencia Christian Aid, han…

Construyamos Paz, eliminemos la violencia contra la Mujer

En Colombia, el Secretariado Nacional de Pastoral Social (SNPS) desde hace varias décadas ha venido generando reflexiones en torno a la necesidad de realizar transformaciones…

Created in God`s Image- Gender Transformation toolkit for women and men in Churches.

Norwegian Church Aid with partners in South and Southern Africa. https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en/how-we-work/gender-based-violence-and-reproductive-health/gender-transformation-toolkit/

East Africa: Declaration of Commitment

The Declaration of Commitment for the Side by Side East Africa Regional Coalition, from participants at the Regional symposium in Nairobi, November 2015.

Evidencia sobre las contribuciones de los grupos religiosos a las respuestas humanitarias

Una presentación de PowerPoint. Documento basado en los compendios de evidencia producidos por: ‘Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities’ y The World Humanitarian…

Gender Based Violence -Youtube Channel

Too often, violence against women (VAW) is seen as a women’s issue. We believe it’s a human issue. But where is the church, and where…

Gender based violence Bible study

A Bible Study from World Mission Council  

Gender Justice and the Anglican Communion

Gender justice was one of the prominent themes at the April 2016 meeting of the international Anglican Consultative Council in Lusaka, Zambia. This video filmed during…

Gender Justice Movement in Kenya: Potential coordination structures and spaces

Gender Justice Movement in Kenya: Potential coordination structures and spaces This presentation was made by Grace Mbugua, Organizational Director for Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) during…

Gender, Gender Equality, and The Church by Nantondo Hadebe

A paper by Nantondo Habede: Institute for Contextual Theology, Durban, South Africa

Hand in hand: Bible studies to transform our response to sexual violence

This book explores passages from the Bible to help us gain some insight into the impact of sexual violence on our communities and churches, and to suggest…

Highlights of the Latin American & Caribbean Symposium, Brazil, 2015

Highlights in English of the Latin American and Caribbean Symposium October 2015, São Paulo, Brazil International Faith Leaders Movement for Gender Justice Side by Side…

Improving the Choices and Opportunities for Adolescent Girls: A toolkit for Faith Leaders

This toolkit has been designed as a guide for religious leaders of both Christian and Islamic faiths in Nigeria as they address the challenges faced by…

Islam and the Question of Gender Equality

A knowledge building brief from Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family.

La Mission Sociale des Eglises Hatiennes MISSEH face à la problématique du genre en Haïti

Haiti Article de la MISSEH Mars 2016Haiti Article de la MISSEH Mars 2016 écrit par Mme Rose Ketlyne E. ETHEART, Resp. Equité de Genre, MISSEH

Latin America & The Caribbean: Declaration of Commitment (English)

The Declaration of Commitment for the Side by Side Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Coalition, from participants at the Regional symposium in Sao Paulo, October…

Latinoamérica & el caribe: Declaración de compromiso (español)

La declaración de compromiso para la coalición regional de latinoamérica & el Caribe, redactada por los participantes del simposio regional en Sao Paulo, octubre 2015.

Launching Side by Side: East Africa symposium launch

At the beginning of the Side by Side: Faith Movement for Gender Justice East Africa regional workshop, faith leaders and participants light candles and sing…

Le Plan stratégique Side by Side, 2016-21

Side by Side [Côte à Côte en français] est un mouvement mondial en expansion dont l’objectif est un changement transformationnel pour la justice de genre….

LIFTING OUR VOICES, BUILDING HOPE: Listening to survivors of sexual violence in Colombia

Fifty years of political conflict, fuelled by illegal drug trafficking, political corruption and an unequal distribution of wealth and access to development opportunities, have left an…

Living as a First Man Standing

‘Living as a First Man Standing’ is a resource developed by Restored. living_as_a_first_man_standing When Restored launched First Man Standing in June 2011, men were challenged to:…

Living as a First Man Standing: Bible Studies

Seven Bible Studies exploring masculinity and relationships. This is a downloadable resource from Side by Side member organisation Restored, published February 2017. Violence against women is…

Loving One Another: A biblical discussion toolkit on gender-based violence

A 2016 joint publication by the Global Partnerships Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church and Christian Aid Scotland. The resource is for use in churches…

Lutheran World Federation: Gender Justice Policy

The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is committed to being inclusive and enabling the full and equitable participation of women and men in church life and society, and in its…

Memoria del Simposio Latinoamericano y Caribeño, Brasil, 2015

International Faith Leaders Movement for Gender Justice – Side by Side – Lado a Lado – Côte à Côte – Kot a Kot. Memoria del Simposio…

MEN, FAITH AND MASCULINITIES: DRC

A baseline assessment on the social attitudes, relations, and practices of men in relation to gender, and sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic…

Mothers Union – 16 Days of Activism against Gender violence 2015 report

2015 16 days – report Last November, to mark the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2015, Mothers’ Union held a conference…

NCCCUSA Gender analysis tool

A short tool to facilitate learning on gender analysis from the The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA

Norwegian Church Aid Regional Advocacy Strategy, UNSCR 1325, 2016 to 2020

This document provides guidance and defines the outcomes and outputs of a Regional Advocacy Strategy on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. The strategy was…

PaRD Introductory Presentation

Side by Side is a partner of the the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) which was established in February 2016 at the Berlin…

Photos and video clips, East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium on Gender Justice 2015

  To return to the East Africa coalition page, click here.   Video: The Revd Canon Dr Olivia Nassaka Banja, Church of Uganda, describes how…

Potential coordination structures and spaces for the faith movement for gender justice

Dr Agnes Abuom, Moderator of the WCC Central Committee and participant in the East Africa symposium for faith leaders on gender justice, reflects on existing structures…

Presentation to the East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium 2015 Josh Levine

Presentation made by co-facilitator Josh Levine to the East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium, Nairobi, November 2015. The presentation looks at Conference objectives What would success…

Promoting Gender Equality: Just one world (CAFOD)

A gender policy and gender strategy from Side by Side member organisation CAFOD, 2013

Rediscovering the Jesus of Gender Justice

SAF gender & faith keynote, ZCC president Keynote address delivered by the President of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, the Rt Revd Ishmael Mukuwanda, at…

Relatório Reunião Lado a Lado – Capitulo Brasil, 2016

Lado a Lado é um movimento global de pessoas e organizações de fé que querem ver a justiça de gênero se tornar realidade na vida…

Religion & Development: Report of a Dialogue on Gender Rights and Sensitive Issues, Oslo, 20 May 2016

On May 20, 2016, Norad, UNFPA and Norwegian faith-based actors, under the leadership of the Council for Religious and Life Stance Communities and the Christian…

Religión, salud y derechos de la mujer: puntos de conflicto y oportunidades

Una publicación de Norad y UNFPA, 2016. Este documento pretende informar a los Estados Miembros; las organizaciones de la sociedad civil, incluidas las organizaciones confesionales;…

Religion, santé et droits des femmes : Points de désaccord et opportunités

Une publication de Norad et UNFPA, 2016 Le présent document est destiné notamment à informer les États Membres, les organisations de la société civile, dont…

Religion, Women’s Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunity

Religion, Women’s Health and Rights: Points of Contention and Paths of Opportunity This paper published in May 2016 by Norad and UNFPA seeks to inform…

Report of the International Anglican Women’s Network South Asia Consultation 2015

In October 2015 the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) held a consultation for the Network’s country links in the Anglican and United Churches in South Asia…

Report: East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium on Gender Justice, November 2015

A report of the East Africa Faith Leaders’ Consultation on Gender Justice held at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, Nairobi, November 23 – 24, 2015

Report: Side by Side founding symposium

The report on the consultative workshop which led to the foundation of Side by Side: Faith Movement for Gender Justice, held in London, March 2015….

Revd Canon Dr Olivia Nassaka Banja, Church of Uganda

At the East Africa Faith Leaders’ Symposium for Gender Justice held in Nairobi in November 2015, the Revd Canon Dr Olivia Nassaka Banja of the…

Scoping study: Role of faith communities and FBOs in prevention and response to SGBV, DFiD 2-15

A scoping study on the role of faith communities and organisations in prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence: Implications for policy and practice,…

Side by Side Advocacy Briefing

Side by Side Advocacy Briefing: The Role of Faith Leaders in Achieving Gender Justice   Authors: Solène Brabant, Regional GBV Advocacy Officer, Norwegian Church Aid…

Side by Side Brief (en français)

Side by Side Brief: Le rôle des leaders religieux dans la réalisation de la justice de genre   Auteurs: Solène Brabant, Regional GBV Advocacy Officer,…

Side by Side Southern Africa faith leaders’ symposium report, April 2016

The Side by Side Southern Africa coalition was founded when over 50 church leaders and representatives of Christian faith-based organisations from the countries of Southern…

Side by Side Strategic Plan 2016-21

Side by Side is a growing global movement of faith leaders and communities, faith-based organisations and individuals of faith who are committed to removing barriers…

Tamar Campaign contextual Bible study – Manual on gender based violence

A Bible study produced by the Tamar Campaign, published by The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and The Horn of…

Teología Pastoral: La Acción Cristiana en la Vida de la Iglesia

Un recurso del Instituto Superior Ecuménico Andino de Teología (ISEAT), publicados en La Paz, Bolivia, en septiembre de 2016. El módulo tiene el siguiente objetivo: Contribuir a la capacitación…

Teología y Género: Una Mirada Hermenéutica Actual

TEOLOGÍA Y GÉNERO: UNA MIRADA HERMENÉUTICA ACTUAL Un recurso del Instituto Superior Ecuménico Andino de Teología (ISEAT), publicados en La Paz, Bolivia, en septiembre de 2016. Este módulo tiene…

The Burden of Breadwinning: Transformative Masculinities in the Context of HIV, Violence against Women and Gender Inequality

A publication from Brot für die Welt, February 2016 For a long time, at least in the field of development cooperation, gender has been regarded…

The role of gendered scriptural texts in determining gender relations

Gender and the Bible: The Role of Gendered Texts in determining Gender Relations A presentation by the Rev Dr Lydia Mwaniki, Director of Family Life and…

Theology of Gender Equality – Papua New Guinea Church Partnership

April 2016 saw the launch of a ‘Theology of Gender Equality’ on the first day of the Church Partnership Program (CPP) Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New…

Transformative Masculinity, Contextual Bible study manual

Contextual Bible Study Manual on Transformative masculinity, edited by Ezra Chitando and Nyambura J Njoroge, 2013. “I commend these Contextual Bible Studies on Transformative Masculinity…

United Church of Canada Gender Justice and Partnership Guidelines

A policy paper from the Division of World Outreach, The United Church of Canada

Video on Gender Based Violence in Solomon Islands

World Vision has recorded this video on gender based violence in Solomon Islands. Click here to access the video.

Violence against Women: Faith as a possible way to face it in Brazil

Violence against Women: Faith as a possible way to face it in Brazil Authors: Ana Claudia Mielke (Journalist) and Sarah de Roure (Christian Aid Brazil…

Voices 4 Change: Being a Man in Nigeria

Voices 4 Change: Being a Man in Nigeria – Perceptions and Realities This is a Research Report by Voices 4 Change (V4C) – Nigeria, published in September…

Voices Against Violence -A guide to CAFOD’s work on sexual and gender-based violence

CAFOD sees violence against women and girls as a violation of human rights. Our partner organisations respond internationally in a variety of ways: Providing support to survivors:…

With One Voice: Churches against Violence in Fiji

A 43-minute documentary film made on behalf of the Fiji Council of Churches as part of its campaign in support of the 16 Days of Activism…

Women preparing for Leadership in Lebanon with Association Najdeh (AN)

AN is one of CAFOD’s only partners working exclusively on women’s rights and empowerment, providing Palestinian refugee women in Lebanon with the necessary skills to become leaders…

Women, Faith & Human Rights

Women, Faith and Human Rights (UNFPA/Church of Sweden, June 2016) is a summary overview of some of the most honest and critical articulations, by women and…

World Mission Council Gender Based Violence report

The Church of Scotland has produced a number of reports concerning violence against women (VAW) since 2003, all of which are rooted theologically in the…

WUNRN: ICTs´ for Feminist Movement Building Activist Toolkit

In this toolkit, experiences and contexts are drawn from female activists in southern Africa and beyond. While the focus predominantly is reserved women´s rights activists, anyone…

Zimbabwe: The Gender Faith Network

Zimbabwe: The Gender Faith Network A presentation by Sheila Murimoga, Senior Programme Officer, Gender and Inequalities, Christian Aid, Zimbabwe, January 2015

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