Sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.
ACT Alliance believes in an end to gender inequality, injustice and gender-based violence. Addressing the root causes and mitigating the risk factors is key to prevention work. ACT Alliance is working with its members to enhance preventive measures based on an ethic of resistance to injustices. Faith-based organizations have an ethical obligation to critically work on dismantling the dangerous connections between religion and culture that relegates women to the private sphere, where violence most frequently occurs. Challenging cultural norms and stereotypes that are condoning or justifying violence against women and people of non-conforming sexual orientation is crucial to promote human rights for all.
Norwegian Church Aid | Engaging faith actors on Gender-based Violence (GBV)
Finn Church Aid | Improving wellbeing through education
Christian Aid | In violence we forget who we were
ACT Ubumbano | Interfaith Brief on Gender-Based Violence
Christian Aid | Loving one another, a biblical discussion toolkit on GBV
ACT Alliance | Story of Hope: Fighting violence against women in Lebanon