From Summit to Statement to Action

INTERFAITH ACTION TO END GBVF. From Summit to Statement to Action

It’s been an incredibly impactful week since we gathered at Emseni for our Summit, launching the Joint GBVF Statement of Commitment and kick-starting the Interfaith GBVF Signature Campaign. I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your active participation and unwavering commitment to advancing this vital work. Your presence and dedication are fundamental to shaping a future free from Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Watch the Summit Recording  here.


The energy and spirit shared among us have ignited a renewed sense of faith, reinforcing the notion that religion encompasses not only spiritual matters but is also actively involved in promoting peace and justice in our daily lives.As we continue this crucial campaign, hosted by the Faith Action to End GBV Collective, we convene online once a month to collaborate, learn from diverse partners, and reflect on our collective efforts

 


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Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89673618261
Meeting ID: 896 7361 8261
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/gwUjbEJZrdTg5uYT9

Our regular meetings are held on the 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, accommodating those balancing full-time employment by scheduling during the lunch-hour.Our upcoming meeting in November will occur slightly later due to the Summit. Save the date for our gathering on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, where we aim to solidify our PLAN FOR 2024.

Your input is invaluable in shaping our collective actions moving forward.




Your active participation is essential in crafting our strategic direction for the upcoming year and concluding our meetings for 2023 on a significant note.To keep you informed, we’ve been actively engaging in various media platforms. 



 

Watch our recent impactful interviews on ENCA News! Gain deeper insights into our commitment to end gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by tuning in to the compelling discussions. Click here to access these significant conversations and join us in our mission to create a safer society for all.

Experience the insightful interview with Daniella Gennrich on Morning Live SABC 2! Gain a deeper understanding of our commitment to ending gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF). Click here to witness this engaging conversation and join us in our efforts to build a society free from violence.

Turning the Toxic Tide of Violence Against Women and Children

Joanne Joseph’s blog, “Turning the Toxic Tide of Violence Against Women and Children,” highlights the crucial role of faith-based organizations in ending gender-based violence and femicide in societies like South Africa. Reflecting on personal experiences, she underscores the necessity for religious institutions to actively combat gender inequality and violence against women. A summary of key highlights from the summit is available for those who couldn’t attend.For more details on the summit, please click here.To listen to the radio interviews, click here

Faith Leaders Unite in Historic Declaration against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide at Benoni Summit

Bhekisisa Mncube, November 16, 2023The Faith Action to End Gender-Based Violence Collective in Johannesburg launched the Interfaith Joint Statement of Commitment and Signature Campaign on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide at the Emseni Centre in Benoni. Titled the “Interfaith Movement for Sustained Action to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide,” the event marked a groundbreaking initiative within the interfaith community.




READ THE STATEMENT HERE
SIGN THE PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT HERE

The year 2024 is our KAIROS YEAR—a pivotal moment as we reflect, act, and turn our efforts into tangible impacts in the fight against GBV and femicide.


 Resources

Additionally, the Asikhulume booklet serves as an invaluable tool for initiating crucial conversations within your community about preventing or responding to GBV.

 Thank you once again for your unwavering commitment.
See you next week!Salaam, Shalom, Shanti, and peace be upon you all.

 Daniela  Faith Action to End GBV Collective Consultant, NGO Development Services and Gender Process Facilitator
Westville, Durban
Tel. 0027 (0)84 51 0622) 
danielagennrich8@gmail.com
Lay Canon, Gender and Gender Based Violence:Diocese of Natal, Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) 

The only thing that really converts people is “an encounter with the face of the other.” Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995)

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