Interfaith Brief on Gender-Based Violence

Our Southern Africa region is struggling with the epidemic of gender-based violence. It is perpetrated in our homes, institutions of learning, faith communities, workplaces and public places. Women and girls are violated, and increasingly men and boys too. Intimate relationships that we usually associate with love, care and security have become platforms for abuse and insecurity.1 The consequences of gender-based violence to the health and well-being of survivors and their loved ones are profound. As people of faith, we are taking a stand to address gender-based violence.