• Islamic lectures on Human Rights and SRHR in Zimbabwe

    Harare, Zimbabwe, 3 December 2019 (F2A) – Fatima Zahra Women’s Organisation was granted the opportunity to give lectures on Sexual Reproductive Health and Human Rights, during the International Islamic Crash Course starting on December 3rd, 2019. The lecture guide of the course included topics derived from three new interfaith briefs

  • Uganda Churches use Scriptures to end FGM

    Nairobi, KENYA; 31 August 2019 (Lorna Andisi) – The Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), its member churches (Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox) and the Inter-religious Council of Uganda are working to eradicate FGM through their religious leaders. “Uganda has a rich legal and policy framework that promotes gender equity however, the

  • Youth play together, dance together and work together, in Kululu sub-county, West Nile

    Kululu, Uganda 2 December 2019 (F2A) – Since September 2018, Uganda Joint Christian Council and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law have promoted collaboration between youth of different faith, using an interfaith approach in Kululu sub-county. They have reached 5,106 young men and 3,851 young women aged 10 to 24

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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