On Thursday 1 December 2016 from 2-3pm GMT, the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) is collaborating with the Anglican Alliance to run a webinar on ‘Churches tackling Gender-based Violence’.
You can join the discussion online to listen to our panel of speakers, tell us your experiences, and ask questions about how Anglicans across the Communion are marking this year’s 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence, and how we can continue to tackle gender-based violence together.
Presenters will discuss initiatives that work to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, engaging men to create positive images of masculinity, and the role of youth in tackling gender-based violence and preventing HIV.
Examples from the ecumenical work of the Church will also be presented, with discussions of how church leaders can be mobilised to get involved with ending and preventing gender-based violence and promoting gender justice.
There will be time for audience contribution and a question and answer session, as well as a panel discussion on the key themes that emerge.
- Peter Grant, the Co-Director of Restored, an international Christian Alliance committed to transforming relationships and ending violence against women;
- Revd Canon Dr Vicentia Kgabe, Rector of the College of the Transfiguration in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, and chairperson of the Board of Directors for HOPE Africa, the Social Development Department of the Anglican Church of South Africa;
- Revd Immaculée Nyiransengimana, a member of the steering group of the IAWN from Shyogwe Diocese in the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda;
- Revd Terrie Robinson, Director for Women in Church & Society at the Anglican Communion Office in London, UK;
- Mara Manzoni Luz, the Deputy Head of the Latin America and Caribbean Division at Christian Aid, based in Brazil.
- Pumla Titus, a community development worker from the Diocese of Mthatha in the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the steering group coordinator for the IAWN;
The webinar is being put on as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, which run from 25 November-10 December each year. The We Will Speak Out Coalition, of which the Anglican Alliance is a part, has released prayer resources and activities for the 16 Days, which are free to download and use either individually or with your church or community group.
And do share this information with your networks! Let’s make sure that more Anglicans than ever know about the 16 Days and how we can tackle gender based violence in all our communities.