Posts Tagged ‘Gender based violence’

Oceania’s Anglican leaders tackle climate change and gender-based violence

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Oceania’s Anglican leaders in the region have committed themselves “to take concrete action, to be champions and advocates, and to support each other” in the fight against climate change and gender-based violence. The primates and general secretaries of the Anglican Church in Australia, the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea, the Anglican Church of Melanesia, Read more

O’Neill wants churches to lead sorcery fight

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O’Neill, has called on churches to take the lead in the fight against sorcery accusations and violence against women in villages. O’Neill said the old mentality and belief in sorcery was affecting the nation in rural and urban areas. He said the most affected were always women Read more

Finn is dedicated to changing the world just one step at a time

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Finn Egan, a former Marist Challenge 2000 Gap Year Student and Youth Worker at Challenge 2000, has walked the 1600km of the Te Araroa Trail from Cape Reinga to Wellington to support Roar4PNG. Roar4PNG is an organisation devoted to preventing and healing sexual and domestic violence. This organisation wants to build a women’s refuge in Read more

Samoa’s religious leaders must help open dialogue on gender discrimination

Monday, August 21st, 2017

There is still a huge need for open dialogue on ‘taboo’ subjects and on the meaning of the ‘Samoan way of life’ (fa’asamoa) and ensuring women’s right to equality within the family. “This cannot happen without the leadership of government and other local stakeholders, including community and religious leaders, alongside women and men at all Read more

Fiji Churches back domestic violence campaign

Friday, November 25th, 2016

The Fiji Council of Churches (FCC) is supporting the 16 Days of Activism campaign to raise awareness on violence against women and children. A total of 10823 cases of domestic violence have been reported to the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centres across the country from January to October this year. On Sunday churches marked “On Break Read more

Samoan girl-led charity wins international award for outstanding work

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A Samoan girl-led charity, Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG) is one of 20 organisations from around the world to receive a With and For Girls Award in London this week. The With and For Girls Awards is a global initiative to identify and support strong local organisations working with and for girls. As part of Read more

Churches as well as rugby players in Samoa say eliminate violence

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Four churches based in Apia joined UN Women dedicating their sermons to the cause last Sunday to mark Orange Day. This follows on efforts for the same cause by Samoa rugby. Last Sunday, the four churches joined activists, governments officials and private sector representatives to highlight issues relevant to end violence against women and girls Read more