Promoting Dignity, Inclusion and Protection
Let’s bring change through promoting dignity and inclusion for all.
Our worldview influences the way we see and treat people. The support and opportunities given to women, people living with a disability and children are often decided by this mix of our culture, faith and experiences.
The Promoting Dignity, Inclusion and Protection project supports church leaders to embrace a worldview that welcomes and honours everyone. Participants also develop action plans to share their learning and impact their communities.
Sadly, in the Pacific region 68% of women and girls experience violence in their homes and communities. While child protection policies do exist among some churches, there is a need to connect such policies more deeply into these communities. There are also approximately 1.7 million people living with disability in Pacific Island countries.
The project will provide training and resources, to help church leaders become agents of change and champions for women, people with disabilities and children.
Christian leaders have a unique position to help lead cultural change through their networks. In many cases these networks are more reliable than other civil society networks, and can better connect with less accessible, and more marginalised, communities. The project started as a pilot program with Fiji Community Churches of Christ and is currently running in partnership with the Churches of Christ Conference in Vanuatu.
Your gift towards the Promoting Dignity, Inclusion and Protection project can help church leaders start conversations for change in their communities, focusing on gender equality, disability inclusion and protection of children.
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