• Church out to foster gender justice across Africa

    Kigali, RWANDA, 7 JULY 2018 (F2A) – The All Africa Conference of Churches has resolved to proactively promote gender justice through her future programming. This follows the adoption of various resolutions by the AACC’s highest decision-making organ sitting in Kigali. Led by her newly instated General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki, the General Assembly adopted […]

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  • Conflict analysis and mediation: strengthening faith leaders’ capacity in Eastern Africa

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (6 October 2018) – Faith to Action Network facilitated sessions of a conflict analysis and mediation workshop hosted by the African Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace (ACRL-RfP) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 3 – 5 October 2018. The three-day workshop aimed at enhancing the capacities of selected religious leaders from Kenya, […]

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  • Women’s rights in Africa – new evidence to inform faith based advocacy

    KIT Gender together with Faith to Action Network and others has published a groundbreaking pan-African review of the current status of implementation of continental commitments on women’s rights. This report will help faith actors’ advocacy and awareness creation. 2018 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Maputo Protocol, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human […]

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  • Faith-based approach to tackling female genital mutilation in Kenya

    An indigenous church in West Pokot in Kenya is actively engaged in a variety of strategies to change community perceptions and practices towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation. With community guidelines and forums, as well as a rescue school for girls under threat of female genital mutilation, the church seeks to prevent girls […]

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  • Age appropriate sexuality education from a Muslim Kenyan perspective

    On Kenya Muslim Youth Development Organization’s (KMYDO) intervention sites, family planning uptake has improved from 57% to 75% in Malindi and from 69% to 75% in Kilifi North, between 2015 and 2017 (DHIS2 data). KMYDO has championed the development and launch of six family planning costed implementation plans for Wajir, Kilifi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Lamu and […]

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  • Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa makes an institutional commitment to promote family planning

    In 2017, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) adopted a resolution on family health and family planning services and information. This resolution was shared with all the 13 provinces, dioceses and departments of Anglican churches in Africa, reaching over 36 African countries. Follow-up initiatives have been undertaken in, among others, Ghana for institutional […]

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  • Preventing unwanted teenage pregnancies in DRC, Central African Republic, Cameroon and Benin

    Cordaid’s programme JeuneS3 (‘santé, sexualité et securité’ in french) works towards preventing unwanted teenage pregnancies in four francophone countries in Africa: DR Congo,  Central-African Republic, Cameroon and Benin.  It comprises four complementary strategies:  sexuality education with a focus on adolescents aged 10-14 years, provision of youth-friendly health services, strengthening the youth voice and building an […]

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  • Catholics for Reproductive Health mobilizes faith networks in the Philippines

    Since July 2016, Catholics for Reproductive Health (C4RH) demonstrates how to leverage faith organizations’ wide networks and social and political influence in the Philippines. It has formed a network called “Interfaith for Dignity & Equality Advancement & Solidarity (IDEAS)” with 32 representatives from 8 regions and 12 provinces representing 8 churches and faith traditions. Each […]

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  • Learning about Family Planning at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology

    The Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology is an interdenominational Christian institution and a member of Faith to Action Network. Its Gender, Health and Theology program incorporates family planning. 121 graduates have been trained since it integrated family planning into its curriculum. Recently, it revised its curriculum, now with courses in “Faith, Gender, Health and Development […]

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  • In Uganda’s Kyenjojo district, interfaith advocacy results in 7,029 new family planning clients between 2015 and 2017

    Kyenjojo is a Ugandan district where Western Uganda FBO network (WUFBON) advocates in support of family planning. Between 2015 and 2017, the district’s total number of family planning clients increased by about 50% from 14,987 to 22,016 (HMIS data). Formed in 2012 by the Roman Catholic Church, Church of Uganda and other Christian organizations, WUFBON […]

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