• 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….


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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…


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    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…


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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…


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  • Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth

    Faith to Action Network partnered with PRB to offer Eastern African faith leaders, health workers and young people a voice. An all-new video and policy brief describe their support for policies enabling improved access to age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health information and education in Eastern Africa. The East African Community is home to 38 million youth between the ages of 15 and 24.  Youth have different health needs than adults and require health services that are friendly to these needs. Faith leaders play a vital role to youth in their communities, including sharing SRH information, and faith communities are united in their desire to support youth as the region’s next generation of leaders. Because of faith leaders’ work in local communities, they are intimately familiar with the challenges that youth face, such as girls losing out on education because of adolescent pregnancies and the health risks faced by these young mothers’ children. Leaders from different faiths recognize that their counseling for young people must include providing youth with SRH information and education that is appropriate and relevant to their age and development. Many of them support harmonization of policies on youth SRH in the region. Both the video and the factsheet call on decisionmakers to Engage with faith leaders, who can be effective SRH policy champions in their communities and a valuable resource to decisionmakers; to enact a new East African SRH bill to promote the health and wellbeing of East African youth and build human capital. Video: Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth https://youtu.be/aTFBeyGF0_0 Brief: Faith Leaders Say Access to Information and Education Will Empower East African Youth Video: Young people’s health challengeshttps://youtu.be/sNwu8qJS0VEVideo: Faith Leaders Are Champions For Youthhttps://youtu.be/l6npiIvyIIQVideo: Faith Leaders Can Be Partnershttps://youtu.be/ciqJnZIxApAVideo: Responding to young people’s needshttps://youtu.be/vqfwL5ZCpfg


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  • 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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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    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…


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