Accelerating Global Efforts to Reduce Gender-Based Violence
Unleashing the influence of the church and other faith-based organizations to address the hidden pandemic
On the eve of this year’s 16 Days of Activism, join World Renew and the CRCNA for the launch of a Gender-Based Violence advocacy guide and a 45-minute dialogue on how concerted efforts to address GBV can be strengthened by tapping on the influence of the church and other faith-based organizations.
The event will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 3:00pm (eastern)
Our Keynote speaker will be Dr. Elaine Storkey, a globally renowned author and theologian, who will speak on Gender and Gender-Based Violence. We will also hear from World Renew's co-directors and other international development actors. Guests are invited to stay for an extra 30 minute Q&A with Dr. Storkey at the end.
16 Days of Devotions
Join the CRCNA, World Renew and Safe Church for the launch of our advocacy guide, The Hidden Pandemic: The Role of Christian Communities in Taking Action Against Gender Based Violence and a conversation on how concerted efforts to address GBV can be strengthened by unleashing the power and influence of the church and other faith-based organizations.
Part 1: GBV During Times of Crisis
Jacqueline Koster, Deputy Director for International Disaster Response at World Renew will guide us through a reflection of lament drawing on examples and experiences of GBV during times of crisis.
November 16, 2021 - 11:00am (eastern)
Part 2: GBV Reflections from Honduras
Local World Renew community partners in Honduras Dilia Aguiriano, Executive Director of Diaconia Nacional, and Dolores Martinez, Strong Communities Coordinator for Association for a More Just Society will guide us through a devotion on Gender and GBV.
November 23, 2021 - 11:00am (eastern)
Part 3: Abuse Prevention in our Congregations
Vanessa Alvarez will lead us in a time of prayer and meditation on abuse prevention in our congregations. Safe Church will join Vanessa to share how we can uphold them in prayer.
December 7, 2021 - 11:00am (eastern)
Perspectives from around the world about appropriate use of power to reduce gender-based violence
What would a world free of gender-based violence look like? Join us for this learning webinar on December 7 at 8:00pm (eastern) to learn how several local and global agencies are making an impact on the lives of women and girls, and how you and your faith community can take action towards gender justice.