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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.

“Let us exorcise demon of gender-based violence from our midst”: Bishop in Botswana

As residents of Botswana mark the month of October that is dedicated to creating awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) in the Southern African nation, an appeal has been made to perpetrators to “exorcise” the vice.

Countering ICPD25: Some participants of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events picketing in the streets of Nairobi-Kenya on November 11, 2019 /

Countering ICPD25: Reactions from Kenyan Citizens on Nairobi Summit, Some Strongly Worded

As the three-day International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) is underway in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, ACI Africa caught up with Kenyan citizens who shared their reactions regarding the Summit. Voices of disappointment seem to persist.

Countering ICPD25: Participants listening to a talk in one of the Pro-life and Family Friendly Side Events on November 13, 2019 / ACI Africa

Countering ICPD25: Pro-life Alternatives to Nairobi Summit Agenda, Expert Opinions

As the controversial International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) entered its second day in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, ACI Africa reached out to African Catholic professionals opposed to some of the agenda of the Summit, particularly issues that seem to promote the culture of death through abortions and planned parenthood through the use of contraceptives.

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Why the Holy See Won’t Participate in “Nairobi Summit on ICPD25”

Since October 24, the Holy See, the Vatican-based jurisdiction of the worldwide Catholicism under the Holy Father made it known to the Kenyan Government that it will not be participating in the commemoration of 25 years since the last International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) took place, a three-day event dubbed ICPD25 slated to take place in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi from November 12.

Logo of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) scheduled for November 12-14 in Nairobi, Kenya /

Christian Professionals in Kenya Resist UN Summit on “sexuality”, Plan Parallel Conference

An organization of Christian professionals in Kenya, backed by Catholic Bishops, is expressing discontent with the planned United Nations’ (UN) conference guided by themes around sexual and reproductive health care and slated to take place next month, and plans are underway for a parallel convention to counter the UN-driven agenda, an active member of the Kenya Christian Professionals’ Forum (KCPF) told ACI Africa Thursday.