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New report calls for strategic partnerships with religious actors working for gender equality.

With its new members HIAS Europe, United Sikhs, CASA India, IDEA Africa and IGHD, PaRD marks an important step towards diversification and outreach to the Global South.

The PaRD Gender Equality and Empowerment work-stream invites to a Pre-Event to Generation Equality Forum and the High Level Political Forum on 28th June, launching a new report co-published by PaRD members.

The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) has a new Head of Secretariat. With a wealth of experience and expertise in international cooperation and interreligious and multifaith dialogue, Khushwant Singh has been...

COVID-19 has truly illustrated the diversity and contextualized nature of faith responses, Kirsten Muth, CEO of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, says. She is seeing the need for more robust mechanisms for faith engagement...

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The International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) is a unique and dynamic global multi-stakeholder partnership. PaRD brings together actors from civil society, especially religion, intergovernmental and governmental entities, and focuses on the positive potentials and contributions of religious actors to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. PaRD enables collaboration on a long-term basis at equal levels.

   

PaRD has 144 members

from 38 countries

from 8 religions

8 governments

7 intergovernmental entities

128 faith inspired organisations

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Have you missed our event "Religious Actors: Ally or Threat for Achieving Gender Equality?" Watch it ⬇️& read the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

01. July
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The PaRD Gender Equality & Empowerment work-stream & @ACTAlliance @sbgender @jli @IRWworldwide have published a rep… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

29. June
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Apply now! New vacancy: Advisor at the Secretariat of the “International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable De… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

29. June
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.@NontandoHadebe of @SBSGender : We need to translate this narrative into common language where you don't need a Ph… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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.@NontandoHadebe of @SBSGender : As feminist theologians we can’t just critique the patriarchal religion but we nee… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Zainah Anwar of @musawah : Religious literacy allows to show that there are a number of interpretation of religious… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Zainah Anwar of @musawah : We must reclaim and reframe the narrative around religion and rights. It's critical for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Zainah Anwar of @musawah : Governments, UN, international actors need to overcome the fear of engaging with religio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Umyra Ahmad of @AWID : It’s not just about resisting. We need to reframe the story, we need to strengthen our comm… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Umyra Ahmad of @AWID : With the threat we are up against we must come together and strengthen our connections to c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Umyra Ahmad of @AWID : Worrying that anti-right actors have coopted human rights language and have turned their na… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Umyra Ahmad of @AWID : The rise of anti-rights actors in international fora corresponds to a rise of fundamentalis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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.@KarinSida of @Sida : We recognise FBOs as strategic change-makers. FBOs can mobilise and influence public opinion… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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.@KarinSida of @Sida : Social norms are key to achieving gender equality. Highly important to reflect on how soci… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Khushwant Singh of @PaRDSecretariat : important to change the conversation on #gender and diversity and decision-ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Together with @Act_Svk @SBSGender @IRWorldwide and others, ACT Alliance co-published a report that calls for stra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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.@norakhalledge of @JLIFLC : This report attempts at bringing more complexity to what religious actors bring to the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

28. June
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Are religious actors allies or a threat to achieving gender equality? Join us on Monday for the launch of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

27. June
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Looking forward to online-event on #local #leadership of #humanitarian #action next Monday, 14 June, 13.00 CEST wit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

10. June
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Voices from PaRD and beyond

  • 'Governments alone don’t have the capacity to cope with those pandemics. On behalf of the people of South Africa, I would like to thank the religious community for the overwhelming support at every level as we navigated our way through the devastating storm of COVID-19.'

    Dr Zwelini Mkhize, Health Minister South Africa, at PaRD Annual Forum and General Assembly 2020.
  • 'Development will not happen until we go back to the roots of what is holding back women in development and attaining economic independence.'

    Ani Zonneveld - Muslims for Progressive Values, PaRD member with focus on Gender Equality and Empowerment
  • 'PaRD provides a unique space: It allows faith-based organisations, governments and intergovernmental organisations to directly connect with each other. PaRD enables to learn about the positive potential of religion, and explore creative ways to tackle our common global challenges.'

    Prof. Mohammed Abu Nimer, KAICIID, PaRD Steering Group Member
  • 'Compassion, healing and unity is at the heart of spirituality – and to transcend man-made boundaries. To strengthen this positive force on a global level through collaboration between state actors and civil society, helps to commonly contribute to sustainable solutions for our wellbeing – and that of the Earth.'

    Khushwant Singh - PaRD Head of Secretariat
  • 'What PaRD has that is its strength right now, is the ability to bring together donor governments from the North with Faith-Based organizations (FBOs). PaRD needs to enable something catalytic, multireligious and multinational that’s transformative for people and lives!'

    Azza Karam - Secretary General of Religions for Peace, PaRD member with focus on Interreligious Dialogue



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