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New Side by Side Advocacy Briefing: The Role of Faith Leaders in Achieving Gender Justice

This first Side by Side advocacy briefing is offered as a contribution to the emerging conversation about the distinctive role of faith representatives in advocating for gender justice.




Side by Side is a global movement of faith leaders and communities, faith-based organisations and individuals of faith, who are committed to removing barriers to gender justice. 

This first Side by Side Advocacy Briefing was produced by Solène Brabant (Regional GBV Advocacy Officer, Norwegian Church Aid) and Jenny Brown (Church Advocacy Advisor, Christian Aid and Side by Side Advocacy Chair). It analyzes the potentially transformational role of faith leaders and people of faith in tackling root causes of gender inequality and speaking out against gender injustice, raising the issue as a political as well as moral concern. While it is acknowledged at the outset that faith leaders can be part of the problem of gender injustice, the paper explains that they can be and are increasingly part of the solution.

The advocacy briefing is currently available in English and French and is planned to be published in Spanish and Portuguese shortly. 

For more information and both currently available versions, please follow this link

You may also find the English version attached to this article as well as in the PaRD knowledge center