Training on Women’s Human Rights Advocacy for Faith-based Organizations


The training will lean upon professionals and experienced staff and upon participatory methodologies to enable participants to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of their work by getting acquainted with UN mechanisms such as the Committee and the CEDAW Convention. Participation at the 67th CEDAW session in Geneva and workshops for drafting shadow reports during the training will enable participants better to use this mechanism.
  • Design local advocacy actions that reduce women and girls' vulnerability by adequately addressing issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Explore successful strategies to relate to lay and religious leaders, authorities and other civil society actors.
  • Articulate strategies to promote the crucial role of women in building peace and security in contexts of conflict/post-conflict, political or civil instability.


Finn Church Aid, Mission 21, Swiss Peace, World YWCA, World Council of Churches, Church of Sweden.


English with interpretation available in Spanish.


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Invitation Only
6:30 AM GMT+01:00
04 July 2017
2:00 PM GMT+01:00
07 July 2017

The Lutheran World Federation

150 Route de Ferney
Le Grand-SaconnexGenève, Genève 1218


Women in Church and Society
human rights defender
women's human rights