Overcoming Violence

Stories about Gender Based Violence

WHAT IS NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID DOING?

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

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