• Interfaith declaration in support of family health and wellbeing, Sud Kivu

    Bukavu, DRC, 26 November 2019 (F2A) –  This Thursday, five faith institutions of Sud Kivu have signed a groundbreaking declaration in support of family health and wellbeing. The declaration states: “We recall that human dignity is rooted in our sacred texts. We are ‘created in God’s image’, according to the Bible (Genesis 1, 26-27), and […]

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  • Rev Dr Mwaniki reads faith statement at ICPD25 Nairobi Summit

    ICPD+25: faith actors pledge to address three zeros

    Nairobi, KENYA; 14 November 2019 – Development stakeholders in the faith sector have renewed commitments to work with governments and other partners to eliminate maternal deaths and gender-based violence in communities. Through a written statement, faith actors attending the Nairobi Summit to celebrate 25 years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+25), said […]

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  • Kenya’s cabinet approves policy for youth development

    Nairobi, KENYA; 21 November 2019 (F2A) – A meeting of Kenya’s Cabinet Secretaries has approved a new policy to guide government and stakeholders in implementing programs for youth development in the country. Known as the Kenya Youth Development Policy 2019, the policy aims “to mainstream youth issues in all sectors of national development, on both […]

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  • YWCA concludes World Council with call to nurture women leadership

    Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA; 22 November 2019 (F2A) – Newly elected officials of a globally renowned women’s movement have pledged commitment to increasingly develop the leadership capacities of women at the community level. The new board officials said they are committed to regenerate the worldwide movement, by specifically addressing the challenges faced by women in providing […]

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  • Interfaith caravan in Sud Kivu encourages healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies

    Bukavu, DRC, 26 November 2019 (F2A) – Maternal mortality is very high in DRC. The maternal mortality ratio is 846 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. In DRC, faith organisations manage about half of all health facilities. This makes them essential pillars of the country’s public health system. Since yesterday, all faith organisations of Sud […]

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  • Workshop in Uganda: The road to financial sustainability

    Jinja, Uganda, 22 November 2019 (F2A) – An African proverb puts it to the point:  If you have your hands in another man’s pocket, you have to move as he moves.” This situation of financial dependence has led many NGOs in a seemingly endless spiral of project funding. Many believe they will never reach a […]

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  • Religious and cultural leaders add their voices to the “Leave No One Behind’ campaign

    Nairobi, Kenya, 4 November 2019 (F2A) – 19 community health volunteers, religious and cultural leaders from 9 Kenyan counties came together to participate in a social inclusion training which was convened and facilitated by Faith to Action Network and Voluntary Services Overseas. There are an estimated 1 billion people (including 150 million children) with disabilities […]

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  • FP2020 publishes brief on faith and family planning

    Nairobi, Kenya, 4 November 2019 (F2A) – Faith and family planning interact in complex ways at personal, community, civil society, and governmental levels. Better understanding of this by all stakeholders will allow secular actors, faith leaders, and FBOs to more effectively advance family planning. This brief summarizes knowledge about how secular partners can more effectively […]

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  • Changing perceptions and norms on family planning

    Nairobi, Kenya, 31 October 2019 (F2A) – Faith to Action Network recently launched a new project to increase more equitable and sustainable access to modern contraceptives in Kenya. The Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning (DESIP) project awarded by the Department for International Development will be implemented in a consortium led by Population […]

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  • Faith to Action Network at Inspire conference: Debating Religion and SRHR – What does successful leadership look like?

    Athens, GREECE, 2 October 2019 (F2A) – Religion, religious communities, leaders and institutions present both resources and obstacles to the full attainment of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all and for women, youth and LGBTQI persons. At the INSPIRE conference in Athens, Faith to Action Network and Church of Sweden hosted a panel […]

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