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31 October 2022
Bukuru churches embrace gender champions

Churches in Bukuru have signed up to our Gender Champions Programme to help reduce gender-based violence in their congregations and local communities.

Fifty-nine leaders from 22 churches in Bukuru, a rural area near Jos, participated in Grace & Light’s day-long workshop hosted by RCC Rnkyeng Community.

During the workshop they studied what the bible says about gender including that God makes all people in his image and experienced some of the practical activities from our Transforming Masculinities programme.

“This helped them see gender equality from the perspective of scripture and to change their own behaviours so they respect themselves and others,” said international coordinator Tassie Ghata.

Leaders from all 22 churches committed their congregations to Grace & Light’s Transforming Masculinities programme. During October, a woman and man from each church are being trained as gender champions to deliver the programme.

They will each lead a small single-sex group of up to a dozen members through the six week programme. Participants are likely to be victims or perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for:

  • Wisdom as Bukuru pastors introduce gender champions and the Transforming Masculinities programme to their congregations
  • Commitment from the gender champions to lead their groups compassionately and with empathy
  • Victims and perpetrators will be open to healing and reconciliation.
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