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Church Reps Undergo Male Advocacy training

In the first engagement of its kind, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) in partnership with the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) is conducting a male advocacy workshop for women’s
22 Jul 2016 07:48
Church Reps Undergo Male Advocacy training
Shamima Ali speaks to pastors, lay preachers and church workers in Suva.

In the first engagement of its kind, the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) in partnership with the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) is conducting a male advocacy workshop for women’s human rights with pastors, priests and church workers. FWCC is facilitating the workshop organised by PCC to help men who are members of churches that belong to the Fiji Council of Churches understand gender, violence against women, human rights and how they can help eliminate gender-based violence.

“Religious leaders play an important role in the lives of the majority of our country, so it is significant that through this workshop they are open to learning about the issues and coming to terms with the magnitude of the problem, including the fact that some priests and pastors are perpetrators of violence,” FWCC Co-ordinator Shamima Ali said.

Participating in the workshop are 29 men, including pastors and lay preachers. The workshop is being held at the Methodist Church of Fiji’s Epworth House hall in Suva.The workshop ends today.

 

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