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Gender and faith perspectives on COVID-19

This briefing paper provides key messages on the main issues for ACT Alliance as we address the gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and our response. It spells out recommendations for ACT Alliance members and other stakeholders beyond the Alliance, such as policy makers and private sector actors. Our work on gender justice, from a faith perspective, motivates us to walk together, to provide support and accompaniment, to build solidarity and improve networks of support, to nourish community life with spiritual and pastoral care, with empathy, love, compassion and neighbourliness Рduring and beyond the crisis. The ACT Alliance Gender Justice Policy guides the Alliance’s work in long term commitments to transformational change and in not accepting any discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, nationality, race, religion or belief, class or political opinion, insisting that all people shall have the same power to shape societies, faith and their own lives.

Act Alliance. (2020). Gender and Faith Perspectives on COVID-19. Geneva, Switzerland.

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