The Faith for Social and Behaviour Change Initiative aims to promote more focused, systematic and at-scale engagement with Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs).
Faith-Based communities play a critical role in influencing positive social and behavior change that improves the lives of marginalized children, youth, women and families.
The initiative is committed to strengthening engagement with faith actors through:
ED Fore Discusses #FaithInAction with Global Business Leaders
NEW YORK, 22 October 2020 - With communities in every country of the world affected by COVID-19, the pandemic has disrupted decades of progress that has been made globally with households being pushed back into poverty and facing food shortages and loss of employment. Children, especially the most marginalized, are impacted severely. Millions are out of school with the majority unable to benefit from distance learning; Children’s health and protection at risk because of increased stress and mental health problems, incidence of child abuse in the home and disrupted services such as immunization and child welfare.
With the historic signing of the #FaithInAction global call to action by UNICEFs Executive Director Henrietta Fore with Religions for Peace and 13 of its senior-most diverse religious leaders at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and roll-out of the partnership initiative, there has been increasing interest amongst the development community to consider more strategic engagement with religious leaders and faith communities ...