Gender, HIV and AIDS and the role of the church in AfricaMandy Marshall, Tearfund Micah SE Asia Conference Genting Highlands, Malaysia October 2007 What prompted the research? In 2004 UNAIDS stated most vulnerable person to HIV and AIDS is the married woman Tearfund wanted to know
- Is it the same in church communities?
- If so, why?
- What can be done about the situation?
- Is anyone (partners/INGO’s/academia) tackling theissue and if so, what are their successes and frustrations?
Gender, Equality and the Scriptures
A conversation about the risks of Biblical teaching on Gender causing violence
The following Biblical reflection, based on a premise of equality, was understood by some during the Micah Network strategic conversation on gender to be a sermon supporting gender-based violence in Christian households.
The notes following the presentation (below) identify some of the practical and communication issues which need to be negotiated when approaching the subject of „Gender, equality and the scriptures‟Read
Gender Inequality in the Church
Gender Based Violence in the Church and measures to mitigate it
By Florence Ringe
Gender Based Violence takes place in almost all families, homes, Organizations, institutions, including churches and close relations, irrespective of their culture and religion. This justifies the fact that Gender Based Violence against women exists even in Christian families , but in most cases they go un noticed or un punished because of many reasons such as, fear of victimization, attitudes such as the faith, Christian beliefs and values, unfair judgment on women’s case, shame, guilt, lack of support from family members and the society.Read