These organisations are making a difference.
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WE WILL SPEAK OUT
A coalition of people of faith – individuals, churches and organisations – with survivors in the centre, that speak out, stand up, collaborate, share knowledge, challenge paradigms, act and campaign to stop sexual and gender-based violence. Sign the Kairos Statement
THURSDAYS IN BLACK
Join individuals and organisations nationally and internationally in supporting: “Thursdays in Black”, a simple but powerful campaign of solidarity and advocacy against all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. Every Thursday, people around the world wear black as a symbol of strength and courage, representing our solidarity with victims and survivors of violence, and calling for a world without rape and violence.
This is an anti-trafficking NPO fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored.
Embrace Dignity is a South African feminist and abolitionist, human rights advocacy NGO that seeks to challenge gendered power inequalities that continue to oppress women, girls and marginalised people through the system of prostitution, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and patriarchy.
ISSSASA – SURVIVING SEXUAL ASSAULT
The toolkit is a collection of resources for survivors of sexual assault or gender-based violence and a catalogue of materials useful for programme managers, advocates, clerks of the court, health workers, civil society, South African Police Services and social workers.
WORLD VISION – CHANNELS OF HOPE
Channels of Hope is a World Vision methodology that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child well-being issues. Channels of Hope for Gender is an innovative approach to exploring gender identities, norms and values that impact male and female relationships in families and communities. The programme methodology challenges participants to see men and women as created by God as equals and to treat each other accordingly. The new understanding fostered empowers both women and men to celebrate who they are, moves people towards healthier relationships, and contributes to reducing gender-based violence.
- At this level, learners develop the ability to play positively both with boys and girls, and learn about sharing and being kind to everybody. Boys and girls learn to value themselves and others. (Access Educational materials here)
- At this level, learners familiarize themselves with the impact of gender roles on the identity and rights of girls and boys, thereby acquiring the necessary means to start thinking critically about socially ascribed gender roles and stereotypes in jobs, sports and the family. They are thus able to unfold a degendered understanding of professions, sports and family roles. (Access Educational materials here)
- The understanding of the social construction of gender is acquired at this stage, including the gender dynamics in roles, professions, sport and households. Learners are capable of formulating strategies to overcome gender bias and to evaluate the role that socialization plays in ‘acceptable’ emotional display. This leads them to challenge traditional gender roles as well as violence and gender discrimination. (Access Educational materials here)
Sonke Gender Justice
Sonke is a South African-based non-profit organisation working throughout Africa. We believe women and men, girls and boys can work together to resist patriarchy, advocate for gender justice and achieve gender transformation.
Other Sites to visit
Girl Effect is a creative non-profit – experts in media, mobile, brand and international development – working where girls are marginalised and vulnerable. They build youth brands and mobile platforms that millions of girls and boys love and interact with. From apps that build skills, to TV dramas that explore vital issues, to magazines written and distributed by girls.
A Mighty Girl
The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
The Junia Project
Junia is a volunteer community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women in leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage. They believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to serve at all levels of the Church, and that leadership should be based primarily on gifting and not on gender.
CBE International (Christians for Biblical Equality) advances the gospel by equipping Christians to use their God-given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class. CBE, a 501c3 nonprofit, is supported by a community that believes the Bible, properly interpreted, calls women and men to lead and serve as equals, based on Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28.
SJOURNERS is an online publication and community that seeks to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.