Unifying Faith Communities
Our Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Violence
969 women were murdered in South Africa in three months*
“It is time that men and boys recognise the role they must play in gender equality
and join with the voices and actions of the women and girls who are trying to re-shape society in the interests of us all.”
Join us on a transformative journey as we launch the Faith Action to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide 2023 campaign. This movement unites faith-based organizations, servant leaders, scholars, activists, survivors, and concerned citizens, rallying together against gender-based violence. Faith is a powerful force that spans every corner of our society, and it’s time to harness this strength to end the scourge of GBV. Our faith-based organizations and leaders hold significant moral authority, making them perfectly positioned to champion this crucial fight. We’re not standing on the sidelines; we’re taking action.
The campaign includes our Faith-Driven Commitment to Action, a powerful call to end GBV and femicide in South Africa. It’s an emotional and compelling commitment, one that urges each one of us to be part of the solution.
Our battle is against the alarming statistics of violence towards women, with each number representing a real person—a sister, a daughter, a friend—who has endured pain and suffering. We are committed to breaking the cycle, fostering accountability, and creating a world where every individual can live without the fear of violence.
Throughout the campaign, we’ll dive into critical aspects that shape our approach to ending GBV. We’ll discuss the power of language, the role of faith communities, and the need for restorative justice. We’ll emphasize the importance of faith-based spaces as safe havens for survivors and catalysts for healing. Our goal is to raise awareness, encourage open dialogue, and foster a sense of unity in our journey.
But we can’t do it alone. We need your support and involvement. The campaign is an opportunity for you to be part of a powerful movement, one that stands up against the injustice of GBV. Together, we can create lasting change. So, join us on this profound journey as we strive for a future free from gender-based violence. Your voice matters, and your commitment matters. Let’s end GBV together.