• Faith and SRHR – how to facilitate constructive dialogues to advance mutual aims?

    Faith to Action Network and Church of Sweden hosted a workshop at the 2018 Eurongos conference, between November, 6th and 7th 2018 in Ghent, Belgium. “Tensions linger and oxygen is sucked from debates. Honest recognition of differences and robust discussion in ‘safe spaces’ could help move towards better understanding and common visions, …dispel myths associated […]

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  • 16th International Dialogue on Population and Sustainable Development: Legal and social norm change for the realisation of women’s and girls’ rights in Africa

    Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) presented the findings of its State of African Women, a research developed in collaboration with Faith to Action Network. This comprehensive analysis of Africa’s legal framework shows that the realization of women’s and girls’ rights in Africa suffers from limited translation of policy frameworks into action plans, continuing legal loopholes regarding […]

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  • Boot camp spurs faith actors’ engagement in policy making

    Nairobi, KENYA, 05 JUNE 2018 (F2A) – Faith actors across Africa have mapped out a series of policy making processes to participate in going forward. The processes are contained in action plans developed during a recently held boot camp to build the actors’ advocacy skills. Speaking while delivering the event’s key note address on “Positioning […]

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  • Chief Imam wants duty bearers committed to immunization policies

    Kumasi, GHANA, 16 OCTOBER 2018 (F2A & Ghana News Agency) – The Chief Imam of Ashanti region in Ghana Sheikh Abdul Mumin Haruun has called on duty bearers to show greater commitment to implementation of policies on immunization of children. He said Ghana had strong policies on child immunization but the problem is vaccines are […]

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  • UN News

    UN News features faith contributions to development efforts

    New York, USA, 25 JULY 2018 (F2A & UN News) – Contributions of the faith community to development efforts have been highlighted by the news agency of the United Nations. The two featured pieces, recorded in Kiswahili language, point to the power of religion in shaping personal decisions and actions. “In any society in the […]

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  • Eliminate tension between state and civil society, say faith leaders

    Accra, GHANA, 05 OCTOBER 2018 (F2A) – Tension between public sector and civil society has been identified as a key limitation to advocacy efforts. This has slowed down progress on legal and policy reforms on the African continent. The limitations were identified during a presentation made, on the role of CSOs in Advocacy, during Africa Regional […]

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  • Champions perfect writing for policy communications

    Nairobi, KENYA, 7 AUGUST 2018 (F2A) – Policy champions based in Nairobi have perfected the art of using policy briefs to communicate with policy makers. As a result, these champions are now best placed to advocate for feasible policy and program alternatives. The learning took place during a one-day masterclass training on Writing for Policy […]

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  • Church in Egypt gears up to address domestic violence

    Cairo, EGYPT, 26 – 27 September 2018 (F2A) – Leaders of various churches in Egypt have freshly resolved to address domestic violence in communities of existence. Led by Ibrahimia Media Center in cooperation with Dr. Anne Coline from the Pentecostal Swedish Church, they committed the individual church leaders and members to respond fully to the […]

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  • Anglican youth leaders set to tackle GBV and religious extremism in communities

    Nairobi, KENYA, 14 APRIL 2018 (F2A) – Young people have repositioned themselves to engage in processes that tackle gender-based violence and religious extremism. The commitments are part of resolutions made by youth leaders from 13 Anglican Provinces across Africa, during the recently concluded Youth Congress. The congress, held at the Multi-Media University of Kenya in […]

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  • ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Welcomes Right by Her Report

    Brussels, BELGIUM, 11 OCTOBER 2018 (F2A) – The Social Affairs and Environment Committee of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly has praised a newly released report on the state of women rights implementation in Africa. The report lays credence to the actions taken by faith communities, among the larger civil society, in promoting change of social […]

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