Gender, Women and Youth

This programme is broken down in the following thematic areas.


1. Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Programmatic Goals

  • Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Programmatic interventions

  • Pursue the fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
  • Increase participation of men in the fight against SGBV
  • Encourage abused men to open up to/for help
  • Produce resources (practical tools on how to address SGBV issues and theological reflections on SGBV)
  • Conduct a research on the persistence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

 

2. Widows

Programmatic Goals

  • Highlight the plight of widows

Programmatic interventions

  • Conduct an awareness campaign on the plight of widows in the continent
  • Produce ideas to assist in addressing the plight of widows in the churches

 

3. Women’s Rights

Programmatic Goals

  • Advocate for women’s rights and gender equality

Programmatic interventions

  • Engage with the African Union and UN Women on gender concerns and involvement of women in decision making
  • Establish an AACC men’s movement for gender justice
  • Initiate a youth campaign for gender justice
  • Sensitize young girls and women about their value as human beings created in God’s image; have a good self-esteem
 
4. Gender Equality in church Leadership

Programmatic Goals

  • Enhance women’s participation in church leadership

Programmatic interventions

  • Promote gender sensitive interpretation of the bible (interpretation of gender-biased biblical texts)
  • Conduct a survey on the level of women’s involvement in church leadership
  • Support advanced training for potential women leaders
 
5. Women and Entrepreneurship

Programmatic Goals

  • Promote women entrepreneurial skills development for wealth creation

Programmatic interventions

  • Create a forum for women entrepreneurs to share ideas and showcase success stories for inspiration of other women

 

6. Youth employment and Entrepreneurship

Programmatic Goals

  • Foster job creation and innovation among the youth

Programmatic interventions

  • Encourage churches to create opportunities for exchange programs for young people
  • Showcase success stories of young people (innovation, small-scale enterprises, etc.)
  • Fight drugs and substance abuse
  • Organise youth contests (essay competitions, etc.)

 

7. Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization

Programmatic Goals

  • Establish an Interfaith Youth Movement for Peace Building

Programmatic interventions

  • Provide platforms for awareness creation on religious radicalization and extremism
  • Create opportunities for interactions among youth of different faiths in Africa
  • Use social media for peace promotion and peace building in Africa
  • Open an online forum on “youth as agents of peace”
  • Collaborate with the African Union interfaith programmes and other actors

 

8. Youth and African Patriotism

Programmatic Goals

  • AACC Youth Campaign on African Patriotism.

Programmatic interventions

  • Initiate a youth campaign on Youth Patriotism in Africa: - “Africa: my home, my future”.
  • Organize an All Africa Youth Congress to launch the campaign and inspire youth to love their countries.
  • Create awareness programs on the achievements of our countries, societies, and promotion of the diversities and talents in our countries.
  • Create a youth platform for discussion to own and popularize the Agenda 2063 for a United, Peaceful and Prosperous Africa.