Faith Action Collective Consultative Process
Act Ubumbano is an active participant in the Faith Action Collective to End GBV, and was involved in a 3-day meeting in August that was a step in the process of developing a Joint Faith Sector Statement of Commitment. Diverse faith teams shared their insights on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) based on their sacred teachings in a context of deep, respectful listening to one another, and taking cognisance of the dynamics in each faith community. The draft statement will be further developed and taken through a broader consultation and validation process to allow diverse input, and will be adopted and launched at a Summit on 16 November 2023. With at least 6 faith traditions driving the process, this is expected to ignite a signature campaign where faith activists and leaders commit to concrete actions as a faith-sector contribution to ending GBVF.