• 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…


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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…


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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….


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  • India Mapping Study

    Religious diversity has been a defining characteristic of India, where next to a Hindu majority, religions such as Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism have established their presence. This multiplicity of beliefs is reflected in India’s civil society space, where diverse faith-based actors have been operating. Against this backdrop the following study aimed to provide insights into the extent of activities and services provided by faith-based actors in India, more specifically, related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). To this end India’s four cities were selected, namely Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to carry out forty (semi-structured) interviews with Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist and interfaith faithbased organisations (FBOs). Download


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  • Indonesia Mapping Study

    Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country where the followers of Islam make up nearly 90% of the entire population. The country has a vibrant civil society landscape which is to a great extent composed of faith-based organisations (FBOs), especially Muslim social welfare organisations that provide a wide range of services, including health and education. Faith to Action Network in cooperation with one of its members and founders, Muhammadiyah, an Islamic organization in Indonesia and the second largest FBO in the country, embarked on a research project to map out the extent of activities and services provided by faith-based actors in Indonesia, more specifically, related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Download


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  • State of African Women: Right by Her Report

    KENYA, Mombasa, March-11, 2018 - Whilst there are already comprehensive mechanisms in place that document the current status of ratification and domestication of the Maputo Protocol and the Maputo Plan of Action, few explore the pathways through which rights are operationalized in practice through laws, policies, administration, budgets and programs. Apart from a few well known cases, little is known about how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including Faith-based organizations (FBOs), influence these pathways and the challenges they face in mediating between duty bearers and rights holders. Download


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  • Kilifi Teenage pregnancy report

    The research, on which this report is based, was meant to investigate the root causes, experiences and policy and related responses to the problem of teenage pregnancies in Kilifi County. Teenage pregnancies affect one in every four girls within the county making it the worst county in the country. Commissioned by the Faith to Action Network for purposes of generating evidence to enable advocacy relating to family wellbeing and health, the research adopted a qualitative design. Download


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  • Statement By Faith and Cultural Leaders to the 1st EAC Round Table on Investing in Health

    Kampala, Uganda (21 February 2018) - We, the faith and cultural leaders from the EAC Partner States,under the auspices of Faith to Action Network, have joined the EAC Heads of State Summit on Investment in Health of 2018 to deliberate on the major public health transformations fueled by changing human-animal environmental interactions, population dynamics and socio-economic development. Download


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  • Advancing sexual reproductive health and rights through faith-based approaches: A mapping study

    Faith to Action Network Secretariat with the support from the ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands conducted a study (Mixed methods design; with a follow-up qualitative phase after the quantitative study) to generate evidence on FBOs involvement in SRHR advocacy, policy influencing and programming. The findings of this mapping highlight on great opportunities but also barriers faith-based organizations face working on sexual and reproductive health and rights. These findings are intended to leverage existing strengths and mitigate challenges to deliver family health and wellbeing. Download


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  • Faith at ICFP 2016

    For the first time ever a Faith Pre-conference will precede the International Conference on Family Planning, held January 25th-28th 2016 in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. On January 24th-25th, faith leaders and representatives of faith-based organizations from many nations will meet to discuss best practices in faith-based involvement in family planning and how faith communities can advocate for increased support from their governments for lifesaving family planning services. Download


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