Faith and Feminism Working Group CSW 61 Statements

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An international collaboration on evidence for faith actors’ activities, contributions, and challenges to achieving humanitarian and development goals. Founded in 2012, JLI came together with a single shared conviction: there is an urgent need to build our collective understanding, through evidence, of faith actors in humanitarianism and development.

In preparation for CSW 61, the Faith and Feminism Working Group submits a statement on feminist faith actors pivotal role to play in the economic and social development of their communities. Without recognizing and effectively partnering with feminist faith-based actors, the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved by 2030.

The Faith and Feminism Working Group is a civil society led coalition, targeting the gender equality discourse at the United Nations. It is comprised of faith-based organizations, scholars, secular organizations and social justice groups working towards gender equality through the lens of faith and feminism.

The Faith and Feminism Working Group shares questions to identify and share existing religious resources as well as challenge religious practices that undermine women’s contributions to vibrant economies and gives recommendations to the international community, Member States and United Nations agencies

For the full statement click here.