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Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Gender-based Violence, Call for “collective action”

Christian leaders in Nigeria have expressed their condemnation of gender-based violence and called for “collective action” to end the vice that seems to target women and girls.

Community workers at Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek take refugees at Palabek Refugee Settlement through farming lessons in preparation for the 'Rebuilding Lives' agribusiness project / Fr. Lazar Arasu/ Don Bosco Refugee Services Palabek

Salesians’ Vast Agribusiness Project Expected to Impact Thousands of Refugees in Uganda

On a hot and dusty afternoon at Palabek Refugee Settlement in the Northern region of Uganda, a mother in her mid-thirties is seen in the company of other women almost her age who are soaked in sweat, hammering big boulders to prepare gravel for sale.

Logo All African Council of Churches (AACC)

Faith Actors in Africa Recommend Gender Justice, Child Protection Laws to Curb Violence

The All African Council of Churches (AACC) and other faith-based actors have recommended the formulation of legislations that support safety of women and children as their way forward in reinforcing gender justice and child safeguarding.

Act to Bring Gender Equality in Church, Africa’s Faith Actors Urged at Launch of Activism

Church members in Africa have been asked to lead by example in bringing about gender equality as cases of gender inequality and related cases of Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) continue to soar during COVID-19 lockdown.

African Faith-Based Organizations to Launch 16-Day Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The All African Council of Churches (AACC) and other Faith-based actors in Africa are commencing 16 days of activism across the continent to create awareness about Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV), which has reportedly skyrocketed during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Caritas S. Sudan Integrating Fight against Gender-based Violence in Activities: Official

The leadership of Caritas South Sudan is integrating initiatives aimed at fighting against gender-based violence (GBV) in regular operations in view of improving the response to the vice at the grassroots, an official has told ACI Africa.

Ghana’s Catholic Gender Specialists Urge Strengthening Response to Gender-Based Violence

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marked Wednesday, November 25, two Catholic gender experts in Ghana are calling on the government to work toward strengthening the response to gender-based violence (GBV).

Kenyan Dioceses Commence Countrywide Training to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Dioceses in Kenya have embarked on a series of trainings for pastoral agents to address the rising incidences of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Edwin Ivan Obore of St. Theresa Mission Hospital in Torit Diocese, South Sudan. / Radio Emmanuel of Torit Diocese/Facebook Page

Catholic Medic in South Sudan Condemns Leniency against GBV Offenders, Calls for Action

Perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Sudan are going unpunished, a situation that a Catholic medic in the East-Central African nation has condemned, calling on law enforcers in the nine-year-old country to ensure that the offenders are brought to book.

Mr. Lewis Msiyadungu speaking at the launch of the HIV/AIDS project that seeks to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in Malawi. / Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa.

Malawi’s Chikwama Diocese Launches HIV/AIDS Facility to Tackle Infections

The Catholic Diocese of Chikwawa in Malawi, through its Social Services Directorate, has launched an HIV/AIDS project aimed to reduce infections among children born with the virus and youth living with it in the Southeastern African country.

Fr. Lazar Arasu,  Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services in Uganda.

Need to Rethink Welfare of Teenage Refugees at Ugandan Camp, Cleric Reflects

A missionary Cleric overseeing a refugee camp in Uganda has, in a reflection shared with ACI Africa, highlighted and explained the need to rethink the pastoral care toward teenage refugees who have, oftentimes, “witnessed the atrocities” in their early childhood.

Some widows after receiving food items from Young Women Christian Association (YWCA). / ACI Africa

Christian Women in South Sudan Donate Food to Needy amid COVID-19 Lockdown

As the coronavirus lockdown continues to wreak havoc in South Sudan with various vulnerable groups being hit the most, the country’s Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) comprising over 5,000 registered members has distributed food items to women and persons with disabilities, orphans and gender-based violence (GBV) survivors.

A campaign graphic for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that will conclude on December 10, 2019, Human Rights Day

During Advent, Church in Southern Africa Wants Initiatives to End Violence Targeting Women

As the global community continues to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that started November 25 advocating for the elimination of all forms of gender violence, Church leaders under the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), a region that has recorded the highest cases of femicide in Africa, have called on all people to use the upcoming Advent season to promote the dignity of women and girls, taking deliberate initiatives to end gender-based violence that usually targets the female gender.