• OAIC Kenya to address challenges of youth sexuality

    Nairobi, KENYA, 14 March 2019 (F2A) – The Executive Committee of the Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) Kenya Chapter has agreed to search for solutions to the problems that hinder young people from accessing education. Bishop James Onyango, the Chairperson of OAIC Kenya said although African Instituted Churches are custodians of culture, “some of […]

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  • Taskforce formed to support faith inputs in national school curriculum

    Nairobi, KENYA, 13 March 2019 (F2A) – An 11-member taskforce has been formed by representatives of the religious coordinating bodies in Kenya to support in providing inputs into the country’s school education curriculum. Members of the taskforce were nominated during a recently held meeting, hosted by the secretariat of Faith to Action Network, to discuss […]

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  • Peter Nyakwara at F2A

    Youth Development Policy is overdue, say Kenya’s faith leaders

    Nairobi, KENYA, 25 February 2019 (F2A) – Leaders of various faith-inspired institutions in Kenya have called on development stakeholders to support the proposed youth development policy. Led by the chairperson of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK), Father Joseph Mutie, the clergy and lay leaders lauded the policy as a framework to give direction to […]

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  • German government dialogues with faith, political, corporate and NGO stakeholders, re-affirming its commitments for sexual and reproductive health and rights

    Berlin, February 12 2019 – Representing more than 100 faith institutions from across the world, Faith to Action Network participated in an informal dialogue with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development/ BMZ. The debate reflected global SRHR politics: within a stark polarization, stakeholders felt urged to position themselves. After repeating the German government’s […]

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  • Faith leaders convinced to keep girls in school

    Abuja, NIGERIA, 15 January 2019 (F2A) – Faith to Action Network joined the Keep Girls in School conference in Abuja on January 14th and 15th to engage faith leaders in realizing women’s and girls’ rights. Hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto and the Kingdom of Buganda, the conference brought together influential traditional and religious leaders […]

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  • Multiple campaigns share experiences on gender justice programming

      Nairobi, KENYA, 30 November 2018 (F2A) – Atleast five ongoing initiatives shared a single forum to showcase their achievements in advocating for gender justice across Africa. The initiatives mostly run by faith-based organisations included Side by Side movement, Waking the Giant, Tamar Campaign and Awarelo Campaign. Others were the ACT Alliance Gender Justice Campaign […]

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  • 2018 Faith Preconference group photo

    ICFP Pre-conference: Faith leaders takeaways on FP advocacy

    Kigali, RWANDA, 10 November 2018 (F2A) – Prior to the 2018 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP), leaders of diverse faith groups gathered to exchange tools and skills used for advocacy with institutions and governments. The packed agenda saw participants leave the workshop equipped with tools for buy-in, sustenance and implementation of the quickwins approach to policy […]

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  • EAC Heads of State yet to assent to FGM Bill 2016

    Arusha, TANZANIA, 06 DECEMBER 2018 (F2A) – A law enacted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) needs to be assented to by EAC Heads of States in order to strengthen the region’s efforts in curbing Female Genital Mutilation and its effects. The East Africa Community (EAC) Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Bill was […]

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  • Faith groups’ roles in family planning acknowledged by media reports.

    News reports of ICFP 2018 acknowledged faith organizations’ roles in advocating for family planning budgets, policies and services taking example on Bureau Diocesain des Oeuvres Medicales in DRC, as well as Faith to Action Network members, Mityana Diocese of the Anglican Church of Uganda, Abundant Life Communication and Broadcast Network and Kenya Muslim Youth Development […]

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  • Faith to Action Network hosts luncheon discussion at ICFP: “Form … or content? How to constructively communicate with people of faith on family planning”

    Faith leaders, donor agencies and scholars have used ICFP 2018 as a space to exchange their experiences and lessons in implementing family planning programmes. A luncheon discussion on how to constructively communicate with people of faith on family planning, drew participants from the Muslim Association of Malawi, the Office of the Grand Mufti of Comoros, […]

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