Gender Justice

Mar 6, 2017 by Jenna Griffin

Promoting Gender Equality in Cambodia

This year on Wednesday, March 8, communities the world over celebrate International Women’s Day to honor the achievements of women in social, economic, cultural, and political realms. Furthermore, this day serves as a call to action for the advancement of gender equality. World Renew serves this vision by working to empower women from all backgrounds and walks of life.

Nov 9, 2018 by Blanca Manguia

My Son, My Shining Star, My Treasure

HONDURAS - Everth Omar Sánchez lives with his parents and two sisters in the western Tegucigalpa neighborhood of Flor de Campo. The 13-year-old has been a member of the Cinco Estrellas Impact Club for the past three years. Cinco Estrellas means “five stars” in Spanish, but Everth was not a shining star when he joined the club.

Mar 1, 2018 by Allison Todd

"I will be a nurse one day"

Over the years, women have made vast achievements in areas such as social, economic, cultural and political equality. In recognition of these accomplishments, March 8 is the celebration of International Women’s Day. While it was first officially declared by the United Nations in 1975, commemoration of International Women’s Day actually stretches back over a century. Every year, the tradition continues as we come together and celebrate the vital role women play in communities both locally and globally.

Feb 27, 2018 by Ida Kaastra Mutoigo

Flourishing

I am taking a break from the meeting with the Southern Africa Ministry Team when I see this image on the bookshelf: a wood carving of a man with a glass of water in front of him. I cannot help staring. It communicates volumes about how we need to carefully consider the values and behaviors we express through our work.

Feb 9, 2018 by Christina de Jong

Five Years, Five Countries, Many Thousands

Today, after agri-preneurship and crop cycles training, Mrs. Chimutha’s average monthly income has increased to USD $200/month, and there is enough food left to feed the family. She is actively participating in a village savings and loans group, is paying for her daughter’s schooling, and is contributing to the building of their family home.

Dec 10, 2017 by Barbara Kayanja

Male and Female, Both Image Bearers of God

One of the poorest villages in the district of Butyama, Kibubwa recorded high rates of domestic violence and child marriage and low rates of girls’ enrollment in school. Women were not allowed to speak in public, did not own their own land but were required to provide labor on the farm, and were not permitted to participate in household or child-rearing decisions. In addition, there was no church and many villagers held to traditional beliefs and did not believe in God.

Apr 14, 2017 by Raymond Mutava

Men Who Care

Throughout history and across the entire globe, a narrow idea of manliness has persisted. Being a man meant being fearless, worry-free, emotionless, invulnerable. Today there are still many cultures where men continue to adhere to this idea.

Apr 6, 2017 by Stephan Lutz

Stand for What is Just

Two sisters, Mary (age 6) and Joy (age 9), were raped by a man (age 20) in early October 2016 in rural Kenya. Their mother reported the case to the Kiganjo and Gatundu police stations almost immediately. The alleged rapist was arrested. However, the man’s relatives bribed the Kenyan police, and the perpetrator was released from police custody.

Aug 9, 2016 by Nema Aluku

Going Deeper for Gender Justice in Uganda

In development, gender justice means that girls and boys, women and men, have equal opportunity to benefit from community projects, equal access to community resources, equal opportunity to make community decisions and equal opportunity to develop their talents.

Jul 18, 2016 by Christina de Jong

Rough Cut: Fighting Alcohol Abuse in Northern Uganda

Waragi (also known as enguli), a form of homemade Gin, is widely available in northern Uganda, even to children and youth. Alcohol availability is a major obstacle to improved health and sustainable development in the East African country.

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