Topics about 'Gender Equality'

East Africa: Women of Faith in Conflict Transformation


The Religion for Peace Women of Faith Network, in partnership with UNESCO, brought together women of faith from Kenya, Sudan and Uganda to enhance their skills in conflict transformation and to increase their visibility as substantial leaders on this subject. A similar training was conducted for women from Burundi, DR Congo and Rwanda.

The Role of Religious Communities in Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV


Futures Group International and Religions for Peace designed and implemented the project “The Role of Religious Communities in addressing gender-based violence and HIV”, sponsored by USAIDs. This project was planned considering that religious leaders are often key catalysts for positive and social change. The project has three components: regional training, national action plans and regional leadership forum. Training workshops were carried out in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The regional training in Kenya was funded by UNIFEM.

The Role of Religious Communities in Addressing GBV and HIV

Fighting Poverty Affecting Rural Women


The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), under the Sudan Work Plan 2009 (Humanitarian/Early Recovery Component) has initiated the project “Support Livelihoods and Food Security Initiatives for Women”. The objective of this project is to promote simple and appropriate agricultural technologies among women groups, to strengthen women’s livelihoods through capacity building on entrepreneurial skills and to facilitate the availability of market information and access to credit facilities. Five hundred women will benefit from this project in Southern Sudan that will end on December 2009. The implementing partners are Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNIFEM, CBOs, FBOs, NGOs, International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGO), the State Ministry of Agriculture (SMoA) and the Ministries of Social Development.