• Peter Nyakwara at F2A

    Youth Development Policy is welcome, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • UN News

    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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  • Anglican youth leaders set to tackle GBV and religious extremism in communities

    Nairobi, KENYA, 14 APRIL 2018 (F2A) – Young people have repositioned themselves to engage in processes that tackle gender-based violence and religious extremism. The commitments are part of resolutions made by youth leaders from 13 Anglican Provinces across Africa, during the recently concluded Youth…


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  • ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee Welcomes Right by Her Report

    Brussels, BELGIUM, 11 OCTOBER 2018 (F2A) – The Social Affairs and Environment Committee of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly has praised a newly released report on the state of women rights implementation in Africa. The report lays credence to the actions taken by faith…


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  • 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…


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  • Religious Leaders’ Training Manual on Family Health

    This manual is designed to be used as a reference for religious leaders (RLs), Imams and Preachers, in addition to anyone who is involved in offering guidance and increasing awareness among individuals. The manual provides important information regarding family health, in accordance to Islamic values, and in accordance with changing societal requirements. It includes nine training sessions covering: the RLs' role in advocating for family welfare, mixed-gender relations in Islam, Islam and family health, Islam and safe maternity, Islam and birth spacing, leadership skills, mobilizing local communities toward better health standards, setting up action plans and impact measurement, and training manuals and tools evaluation. Download


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  • Reproductive Health Issues in Nigeria: The Islamic Perspectives (2004)

    This overview of reproductive health in Muslim areas in Nigeria was developed with collaboration between Pathfinder International and the Ulama, a network of Islamic leaders in Nigeria. This handbook outlines modern family planning and reproductive health and gives the Islamic view on each of the modern methods. Download


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