• COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY – BURUNDI

    Religious leaders are influential figures in Burundi and can play instrumental roles in promoting social cohesion in a context where the risk of ethnic polarisation is high. Fault lines in political power, economic wealth and ethnicity reinforce one another. While some faith…


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  • Interfaith Peacebuilding from Below in Burundi: Building Everyday Peace in the Lower Strata:CRID Case Study Series 4

    This case study uses the bottom-up peacebuilding approach and the concept of everyday peace to assess the impact of interfaith peacebuilding activities in Burundi, which the Conseil Inter-Confessionnel du Burundi (CICB) implemented in Bujumbura Mairie, Bujumbura Rural, Muyinga, and Rumonge provinces. The study assesses…


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  • Interfaith Brief on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

    Southern Africa Faith Leaders Support Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for All In sub-Saharan Africa it is estimated that 39% of girls are married before their 18th birthday, while…


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  • DESIP Bulletin 5

    Faith Leaders Championing For Family Planning in DESIP Supported Counties in Kenya

    Family Planning is a central pillar of Kenya’s Reproductive Health programme and the wider national health priority as outlined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Health Act 2017, Kenya Health Sector Strategic & Investment Plan (KHSSP) 2013-17, Kenya Vision 2030 and Kenya…


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  • Faith to Action Network Annual Report 2019/2021

    Dear members, partners, donors, staff and steering council members, 2020 represented almost a decade since Faith to Action Network was established. Thanks to generous donors, we have grown financially, and this has enabled us to grow geographically,…


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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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  • 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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  • Faith to Action Project Evaluation Report

    Faith to Action Network towards the end of the October last year, successfully completed the 3.5 years Faith to Action Project, that had been implemented by the Network secretariat commissioned by consortia partners- (DSW) Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung; Consortium partners; Cordaid – Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid; ACRL-RfP – African Council for Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace; Al-Azhar University, International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research; CCIH – Christian Connections for International Health; and MFC – Muslim Family Counseling Services - as a result of the Interfaith Declaration 2011 and whose secretariat had been hosted by the DSW in Kenya and supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to evaluate the extent to which the Network’s interventions had impacted policy and advocacy result besides quantitative increase of engagement in policymaking and advocacy and as part of our continued efforts to ensure accountability towards all stakeholders and commitment, to improving results, the secretariat commissioned an External Evaluation (The Coalition Factory) in August 2016 to evaluate the project according to OECD DAC evaluation criteria, provide valuable learning opportunities, good practice and recommendations to inform the existing and future projects. The evaluation revealed that Faith to Action project had generated progress towards better provision of SRHR information for young people in the intervention areas of the project as well as strong engagement of youth in peer education. Please read the full report here. Download


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  • Women, Faith and Human Rights

    This is an overview of honest and critical thinking, by women and men of faith, and human rights actors, on the relationship between human rights and their respective faith traditions. Convened by UNFPA over a number of years, with support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and under the auspices of the Church of Sweden, these authors straddle the worlds of religious leadership and faith service, while also powerfully advocating for gender equality and human rights. This publication provides a glimpse into the arguments made by these contributors, who are from different countries and diverse faiths. Their views are described in language that seamlessly combines the principles of human rights with religious norms and interpretations. How they articulate the connection between faith and human rights proves to be both enlightening and thought provoking. Download


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  • Realizing the Faith Dividend: Religion, Gender, Peace and Security in Agenda 2030

    This report focuses on the role of religious actors, and religious considerations in the SDG agenda, particularly as they pertain to gender equality, peaceful coexistence and security considerations. The perspectives, ideas and initiatives discussed in these pages bring together experiences and policy analysis shared from the different realities of Donors, UN agencies and Faith-Based NGOs. The narratives build on and inform policies - required at a time when religion is predominantly viewed as an emerging challenge. Download


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