Accelerating Global Efforts to Reduce Gender-Based Violence: Unleashing the influence of the church and other faith-based organizations to address the hidden pandemic

GBV in its various forms continues to adversely impact millions of women and girls every day with at least 1 in every 3 women having reported Gender-Based Violence in their lives globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this crisis. As efforts to address GBV continue to expand, governments, multilateral agencies including the UN are increasingly recognizing the church and faith-based organizations as critical partners in the prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence.

On the eve of this year’s 16 days of activism, join World Renew & the CRCNA for the launch of a GBV advocacy guide and a 45 minutes dialogue on how concerted efforts to address GBV can be strengthened by tapping on the influence of the church and other faith-based organizations.
Our Keynote speaker will be Dr.Elaine Storkey a globally renowned author and theologian on Gender and Gender-based violence. Elaine was the president of Tearfund UK for 17 years where she focused on the issues women face across the world. She has authored award-winning books, including Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women, published in 2015. We will also hear from World Renew’s co-directors and other International development actors. (Guests are invited to stay for an extra 30 minutes Q&A with Dr. Elaine at the end).

Register at https://crcna.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsc-2sqDguHtGIWpE5vxBTxFqPsN5ocuhG to join the event.

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