Lutheran action against gender based violence

Date: December 18, 2017
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Gender based violence is a human rights violation and a form of discrimination against another person based on gender.

The church is not immune to the scourge of gender based violence. It can play a major role in shaping societal norms and behaviours and play a role in ending this scourge.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa commits to  advocate, stand in solidarity with and empower victims. This pamphlet asks and answers ten questions about GBV. It asks who is affected by GBV, what are the myths surrounding it as well as what the effects are.

Other questions include the links between HIV and GBV as well as entry points for prevention.

Finally, it examines how we can all be involved and what the church can do.

Author: ELCSA Development Service
Publisher: ELCSA