Ecumenical Church Leaders Forum

Addressing gender based conflict, violence and abuse holistically

In most spheres of Zimbabwe’s society mention of the term gender triggers mental images of women’s rights activists on a mission to demonize and vilify men and everything they stand for. Within the church fraternity mention of the term gender is likely to trigger images of women who seek to defy biblical doctrine with regards …

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Events Scheduled for October 2019

Conflict Prevention Management Resolution Transformation (CPMRT) for churches in Sudan 30 September to 13 October ACT, COS Zimbabwe Visit 4 October 2019 Conflict Prevention Management Resolution Transformation (CPMRT) for Christ Ministries Church 5 October 2019 District Stakeholhers Engagement Sessions on the NPRC Framework with Chivi 7 to 8 October NPRC Engagement Sessions with Traditional Leaders …

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Mobilizing Youth to Silence Guns by 2020 in Africa – Security Council Briefing

Here is why the UN Security Council must listen to African youth On 2nd October 2019, the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Youth, Ms. Aya Chebbi briefed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on mobilizing youth towards the AU flagship project of Agenda 2063 to “Silence the Guns by 2020”. The debate was …

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Peace Intervention in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province by E.C.L.F

In August ECLF launched its first gender centered peace intervention in Bulawayo Metropolitan Province. For quite some time now we have been highlighting the fact that gender dynamics introduce some complexity to conflict situations and hence to any peace building interventions. As a result there is need to mainstream gender issues into the peace building …

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Cooperation for Peace: Civil Society & Regional Organisations Joining Hands

The changing nature of armed conflicts and the emergence of new security threats, requires the response and involvement of regional organisations. Regional Inter-governmental Organisations (RIGOs) need to increase their involvement in preventing conflicts. In order to do this, creating spaces to work with civil society organisations with expertise in peace building is critical. Therefore, GPPAC, …

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