• 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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  • Southern African Theologians Develop Policy Briefs to address Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, 27 September 2019 (F2A) – Meeting recently in Johannesburg when the issue of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is under the spotlight in South Africa, theologians from different countries in the Southern Africa region undertook to address sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) more actively and effectively. Coming from diverse faith […]

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  • EALA Speaker welcomes support to educate MPs on regional SRHR Law

    Arusha, TANZANIA, 13 May 2019 (F2A) – The Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) has welcomed support from civil society in the process of enacting a regional law on reproductive health that has been pending since 2017. The Right Honorable Martin Ngoga said members of EALA need background information and technical assistance to […]

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  • Increase collaboration, reject polarization, faith-based actors say at #CPD52

    New York, USA, 04 April 2019 (F2A) – The All Africa Conference of Churches has led other religious coordinating bodies in  urging Member States of the United Nations not to regress on previous commitments on ICPD and all its reviews, including the commitment to agreed language on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights for […]

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  • Awaken young people’s interest in EAC, faith leaders challenged

    Nairobi, KENYA, 27 March 2019 (F2A) –The East Africa Legislative Assembly’s Committee on General Purpose has challenged faith leaders to enlighten young people about opportunities that exist for social and economic development within the region. Honorable Abdikadir Aden, the chairperson of the committee said regional integration promotes learning from each other, “and also opens doors […]

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