CBE acts where global development and Christian belief intersect. That’s because we, along with NGOs around the world, understand that gender equality is not attainable without addressing underlying cultural and faith-based beliefs that devalue and disempower women and girls, making them vulnerable to abuse. CBE collaborates with church leaders, NGO staff, and other change agents in Africa to address gender injustice with culturally appropriate biblical resources.
CBE is now partnering with a growing number of pastors who are fighting gender-based violence and working for gender equality in Cameroon, DRC, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and beyond.
From NGO staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
“[The CBE-sponsored conference] impacted my life and I changed my way of thinking about gender equality. I can say that I have already started practicing what I learned and it works. I am also planning to share these experiences with a group of youth I will train in December on Active Non-Violence.”
From a Pastor in Zimbabwe:
“I am based in Bindura, where [we have] the highest gender-based violence rate in the country--50%. And child marriages are also very high. As a pastor, having been empowered by what I got at [CBE’s] conference, I have a burden upon my heart to transform this community through the truth of the word and restore gender equality as it was in the beginning and as God intended it to be.”
Please stand with CBE beside these dedicated African leaders!