Women’s Pre-assembly Meeting
All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) will hold its Twelfth General Assembly in Abuja Nigeria from 18th-23rd November 2023 (18th Nov being arrival and 23rd Nov being departure). The theme of the Assembly is: “The Love of Christ Compels us…” (2 Corinthians 5:14). Prior to the Assembly, the AACC Program for Gender and Women has planned to conduct a two-day physical Women’s Pre-assembly Meeting on 17th and 18th November 2023, and a few virtual ones on the theme: The Love of Christ compels us to Promote Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE). The objective of the Women Pre-Assembly Meeting will be to gather women delegates to reflect on the AACC 12th General Assembly theme and identify the issues of concern that affect and undermine women’s dignity. The key points gathered from the pre-assemblies will inform the Women’s Statement that will be read at the General Assembly.
Some of the identified topics to be covered at the Pre-Assembly are: AU agenda 2063 Aspiration 6 and SDG5 with regard to GEWE, legal instruments for gender justice with special focus on Maputo Protocol and the role of women in facilitating their achievement, Gender Based Violence (GBV); Plight of Widows; Women’s Rights, State of GBV in Africa and Gender Equality in Church Leadership among others.
To strengthen the capacity of participants to engage with the AACC’s 12th General Assembly theme in the light of GEWE from a theological perspective
To develop an Assembly Statement proposing areas of focus by the AACC Gender, Women and Population program in the next strategic plan 2024-2028
Strengthen collaboration and networking among women leaders in the AACC constituency and beyond
Venue and dates
St. Matthias House, ABUJA-NIGERIA
16-18 November 2023