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Latest stories: Women empowerment

Rita Lopidia, winner of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Award. / ACI Africa

Catholic Activist Behind Women Empowerment in South Sudan Bags Global Peace Award

Sep 17, 2020

A South Sudanese Catholic female activist who was nominated in July among ten contenders of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Award is the overall winner of the institute’s inaugural 2020 Women Building Peace Award.

Poster announcing the one-day interreligious conference in Kenya targeting women to have their voices heard in the religious space / The Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies

Women Targeted in Interreligious Conference “to have a voice within religious space”

Jan 19, 2020

Women are expected to be the primary beneficiaries of an interreligious conference in Kenya to be held at a Nairobi-based Catholic Institute of higher learning aimed at empowering them so that their voices are heard “within religious space,” one of the organizers of the event has told ACI Africa.

Nigerian Spiritan Father Kenneth Iwunna administering Holy Communion to a parishioner of Ethiopia’s Holy Cross Parish in Dhadim / Aid to Church in Need International (ACN)

In Ethiopia: Couples Evangelized, Women Empowered, Youth Exposed Despite Limited Funding

Nov 30, 2019

With 5,000 Euros a year, a religious missionary ministering among Ethiopia’s Borana community has been able to have an impactful apostolate that has included giving dozens of youth the opportunity to interact with peers from other cultures in inter-diocesan pastoral programs, evangelizing couples through the Sacrament of Matrimony, empowering women to become teachers of faith, among other activities that have kept faith alive in the Horn of Africa.