Eliminating gender-based violence focus of 16-day campaign — World Council of Churches

Dr Fulata Lusungu Moyo. © Albin Hillert/WCC

01 December 2016

The days from 25 November to 10 December have been set aside for a campaign called “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.”

The campaign began on United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and will run through Human Rights Day.

The World Council of Churches (WCC), along with nine ecumenical and inter-religious partners and the UN Populations Fund, launched a website to gather resources related to the role faith-based organizations can play in challenging and ending child and forced marriage, as well as other forms of gender-based violence. Online materials include videos, testimonies and worship resources.

“This is a period to renew our efforts to end violence against women and girls around the world,” said Dr Fulata Lusungu Moyo, WCC programme executive for the Just Community of Women and Men. “Sharing the gathered resources through this website widely is an important way of joining the ecumenical pilgrimage of gender justice and peace with no violence against women and girls.”…

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