Local to Global: ACT Ubumbano at the 56th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development

ACT Ubumbano was part of the Act Alliance delegation to the United Nations Commission on Population and Development held in New York on 10-14 April 2023. ACT Alliance and its partner faith institutions from Argentina, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Sweden and Norway shared their experiences of implementing gender and SRHR projects in their countries, and added the voice of the faith community in advocating for gender justice on this global platform.

Zanele moderated a session entitled “Between Taboos and Freedom: Religion, Rights and Reproductive Justice”. The session explored further the critical role of  faith leaders and institutions in advancing practices that address injustices facing large sections of our society. Panelists were drawn from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Argentina, the United Nations Population Fund, Act Alliance, Norwegian Church Aid, World Young Women Christian Association, Faith to Action Network, Fòs Feminista, and Act Church of Sweden.

To watch the video of the session click here.