WHAT IS NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID DOING?
Norwegian Church Aid works in more than 20 countries to reduce and eliminate GBV and promoting the rights of girls and women.
- Norwegian Church Aid has partners with special competence in mobilizing faith actors and religious leaders to change attitudes and practices upholding GBV.
- Norwegian Church Aid has a special focus on protection and prevention of women and children affected by sexual violence and other forms of GBV during war and conflict.
- Norwegian Church Aid work with local partners with in depth knowledge about their communities and which are engaged in advocacy towards local and national authorities.
- Norwegian Church Aid is also engaged in national and global campaigns like the Annual 16 Days of Activism Against Violence against Women and the We Will Speak Out-campaign.
- Norwegian Church Aid promotes the implementation of laws, policies and conventions like CRC and CEDAW, and regional instruments like The SADC Gender Protocol etc.
EXAMPLES FROM NORWEGIAN CHURCH AIDs WORK:
- In DRC Congo, 2541 women received psychosocial assistance and vocational training for income generation and supported development of a national protocol for psychosocial health assistance for health workers.
- In Guatemala, Norwegian Church Aid and partners have broken the silence of violence against indigenous women by documenting, reporting and promoting a new law against femicide which has been approved.
- In Ethiopia, Norwegian Church Aid and partners have changed attitudes towards female genital mutilation which has resulted in documented reduction in most project areas.
- IN Pakistan, through the work of Norwegian Church Aid, 61% of planned forced marriages was abandoned and 66% of women received inheritance rights in the project areas.
- In Malawi, 897 women and children were rescued from trafficking and Norwegian Church Aid and partners lobbied for a new law against Trafficking which was adopted by Parliament.
- In Myanmar, Norwegian Church Aid and partners contributed to breaking the stigma on gender based violence bu introducing a new curriculum on gender equality to Buddhist and Christian schools and universities.
For more examples on how Norwegian Church Aid works against GBV,
Read our Results in 2018 here