Women Human Rights Advocacy Training for Faith-Based Organizations 2018

Women Human Rights Advocacy Training, July 2017. Photo: LWF/C. Rendon
Women Human Rights Advocacy Training, July 2017. Photo: LWF/C. Rendon


The training aims at enhancing skills of participants that are already working on gender justice, development and humanitarian areas and or church-related environments to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of their work by getting acquainted with UN mechanisms such as the CEDAW Convention. Participation at the 70th CEDAW session in Geneva and workshops for drafting shadow reports during the training are the backbone of the training.
  • Design local advocacy actions that reduce women and girls' vulnerability by adequately addressing issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights, using innovative methodologies such as the Theater of the Oppressed, from Augusto Boal.
  • Explore successful strategies to relate to lay and religious leaders, authorities and other civil society actors.
  • Strengthen their skills in affirming women’s rights from a faith perspective and getting acquainted with the opportunities, language and strategies to ensure progress in this area.

Inscription Deadline: 31 May 2018



Department: Department for Theology and Public Witness

Program: Women in Church and Society

Language: English with interpretation in Spanish and French

Partners in the organization of the Training:

LWF Women in Church and Society

UN CEDAW Convention

Invitation Only
12:00 AM GMT+02:00
02 July 2018
12:00 AM GMT+02:00
07 July 2018

Ecumenical Center

1 Route des Morillons
Geneva 1218


Women in Church and Society
women's human rights
women's advocacy
faith and women’s empowerment
Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment


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