The Home Affairs Select Committee from the UK Government is calling organizations for evidence on the channel crossings, migration, and asylum seeking routes through the EU.

Written evidence is invited on the issues set out below – but please note that submissions do not need to address all of these issues:

  • Reasons behind the increase in irregular or illegal channel crossings, including economic and political drivers
  • Actions taken by French and UK government personnel to reduce the risk to life for migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats
  • The legal position of migrants crossing the English Channel and the obligations of UK and French authorities and other parties to ensure their safety under UK and International (Maritime) Law
  • Actions taken by the French and UK governments to identify, apprehend and prosecute criminals involved in the traffic of migrants across the English Channel and determine the financial gains being made from human trafficking
  • Future arrangements for safe, legal routes for family reunion and claiming asylum in the UK, and the effectiveness of current Government initiatives to re-unite families
  • Conditions in migrant camps in France and other states such as Italy and Greece
  • The care provided for unaccompanied children arriving in the UK.

Click here for further information and to submit written evidence.

Submissions should be received by 12 noon on Monday 14 September.

Greetings from the Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery Hub!

As a next-step from publishing the JLI Anti-Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (AHT-MS) Scoping Study  – which identified the important role of local faith actors in practice and advocacy around bringing an end to human trafficking – The AHT-MS Hub at the JLI is working to map legal and policy processes across the globe, relating to anti-human trafficking.

We also want to know about the organisations that have played a role in these in order to support our members in influencing anti-human trafficking policy and legislation. We would be grateful if you could fill out the short survey below to inform our research and help us understand your experiences with AHT-MS legislation and policy.

 

  • Local faith leaders have a vital role to play and must not be overlooked in humanitarian work 
  • Local Christian and Muslim leaders and aid agencies working together strengthens response in South Sudan
  • New training model combines small grants with remote coaching

 

Mentoring and coaching via Whatsapp, together with small grants, have improved trust and opened up opportunities for local faith leaders and communities to collaborate with international aid agencies in South Sudan. 

Pilot schemes of a ‘Bridge Builder’ model, developed by Christian and Muslim aid agencies working together, have enabled two-way, shared learning opportunities that could be replicated elsewhere. 

The ‘Bridging the Gap’ consortium comprises:  Tearfund, Islamic Relief, RedR UK, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) and the University of Leeds.

 

The ‘Bridge Builder’ model was partly inspired by a vision that humanitarian aid should be ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’ (UN, 2016)

It combines small grants and high quality mentoring to bring together local Christian and Muslim faith leaders and international humanitarian agencies to increase understanding, trust, and coordination by strengthening each other’s skills and capabilities. The overarching goal of the model is a more effective and timely response to best support those affected by humanitarian crises. 

South Sudan was chosen for a pilot of this model because there are tremendous humanitarian needs, along with a significant international – and predominantly secular – aid agency presence. 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the many challenges already being faced by South Sudan. The threat to livelihoods posed by the current lockdowns, plagues of locusts invading parts of East Africa and recent severe flooding means many farmers have lost homes, crops and cattle – leaving more than half of South Sudan’s population facing the likelihood of acute food insecurity. 

International agencies currently have limited access and mobility, highlighting the vital role played by local faith leaders in providing community support systems. The international humanitarian sector’s ability to interact positively with them is crucial, especially at this time.

Although many faith organisations and leaders are actively responding to humanitarian needs, the experiences shared by those who took part in this study suggest they are often sidelined by international agencies and overlooked in decision making about how best to support their own communities.

 

Zabib Musa Loro, the Executive Director of the Islamic Development Relief Agency (IDRA) –  a local faith organisation trained and supported by the ‘Bridging the Gap’ consortium – explains how, for years, people mistakenly thought that IDRA only helped Muslims: ‘We were discriminated against, and every year we struggle to renew our registration with the local council. Through the programme, I learnt to engage more with the community and the council and from the various projects we implemented, IDRA now has the community’s full support. The Islamic Council in South Sudan, in recognition of our contributions has recently nominated us to speak on the role of women in conflict resolution and Gender Based Violence (GBV).’

 

Joan Jane Moses, who works for the Diocese of Kajo Keji, explained: ‘Before taking part in the Bridge Builders project, we were simply seen as a church. At the moment we are facing the coronavirus pandemic, but we’re seeing how this model has equipped us with the skills to take part in humanitarian coordination meetings and access life-saving funds to support returnees living in the refugee camps.’ 

 

Tearfund’s Country Director in South Sudan, Anthony Rama, said: ‘Churches and people of all faiths live in the communities they serve before, during and after times of crisis. They can offer long term sustainability and are uniquely placed to understand the needs and possible solutions for the communities that they serve and belong to.’ 

 

The following key recommendations are explained in more detail in a report entitled Bridge Builders: Strengthening the role of local faith actors in humanitarian response in South Sudan – A two-way model for sharing capacity and strengthening a localised response

  • When aid agencies and local faith leaders and communities share their skills and knowledge, humanitarian response can be more effective. 
  • Faith leaders and communities in South Sudan are ready, willing and able to engage with the wider humanitarian system.
  • International humanitarian workers and agencies have much to learn from local faith leaders and communities, who have vast experience and understanding of their local context. International humanitarian responders should examine and remove the barriers that have stopped them from partnering with local faith leaders and communities previously.
  • Equipping local faith leaders and communities with humanitarian skills training will mean they are better placed to participate in decision making and more successful when applying for funding.
  • In-depth learning opportunities over a longer period are more effective, especially if funding is also provided to enable local faith leaders and communities to put what they are learning into practice. 
  • The replicable two-way ‘Bridge Builder’ model trialled in this research would enable widespread collaboration between local faith leaders and other humanitarian responders. 

 

ENDS

 

For further information or interview requests call Esther Trewinnard on 07783 409045 or Tearfund Media Team on 020 3906 3131.  For out of hours media enquiries please call 07929 339813.

  

Notes:

  1. There are 1,989 confirmed cases and 36 COVID-19 deaths reported in South Sudan. With a struggling health system, the country is not well equipped to handle this new crisis. See: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/south-sudan/
  2. The World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 marked a moment of general recognition that an imbalance of power exists in humanitarian work. INGOs too often lead and hold the purse strings, leaving too little space for local actors to influence decision making. The summit concluded that humanitarian aid should be ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’ (UN, 2016).
  3. Link to Bridge Builders: Strengthening the role of local faith actors in humanitarian response in South Sudan 
  4. South Sudanese researchers Wani Laki Anthony and Kuyang Logo were embedded as participant observers to analyse the implementation of the ‘Bridge Builder’ model and its effectiveness. International relief and development agencies, Tearfund, Islamic Relief, and RedR, worked with local South Sudanese partners including the Diocese of Kajo Keji and the Islamic Development and Relief Agency. The research elements of the project were overseen by Prof. Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds, and Dr. Olivia Wilkinson, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities. The Research Team implemented the research over 15 months (Oct 2018 – Dec 2019) documenting all project details through an ethnographic approach. The team interviewed 48 people, including local faith actors and local, national and international organizations. 
  5. This research was funded by the Federal Government of Belgium, Directorate-general Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.
  6. RedR Uk Associate Trainer, Colin Walker, said: ‘Remote coaching support was initially a challenge as many agency directors were located deep in rural villages, but they travelled to where there was 3G network and I coached over WhatsApp calls and a question-and-answer system by sending voice messages and photos.  Six months after finishing the project, I am still in touch with many participants.’ 
  7. Images featured in the report are available on request. Please contact [email protected] to request images and accompanying captions and credits. 

 

Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency and a member of the Disasters’ Emergency Committee. Tearfund has been working around the world for more than 50 years responding to disasters and helping lift communities out of poverty.  Find out more at www.tearfund.org.

 

Islamic Relief is an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by a group of medical doctors and activists. Find out more at islamic-relief.org.uk

 

RedR UK has 40 years of experience building the skills and knowledge of humanitarian workers and affected communities to respond to crises such as disease outbreaks, conflicts and natural disasters.  Between 2010 and 2019, we improved the capacity of 57,726 humanitarian workers in 35 countries to respond effectively to humanitarian crises. Find out more at redr.org.uk

 

The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) is an international network of academics, practitioners and policymakers building evidence of faith groups’ activities and contributions to local health, well being and ending poverty. The JLI works through cross-sector, multi-religious, collaborative learning hubs and knowledge partnerships to gather evidence and convene partners to improve policy and practice. Find out more at jliflc.com 

 

Islamic Development and Relief Agency (IDRA) is a fast growing indigenous faith based humanitarian, relief and development not-for-profit NGO registered in South Sudan. Find out more at idrassudan.org

The Board and staff of JLI are pleased to announce the appointment of Kirsten Laursen Muth as Chief Executive Officer of JLI. We know you will join us in a warm welcome when Kirsten takes office on June 15, 2020. Kirsten has worked with many of our members and looks forward to getting to know and work with all of them.Kirsten L Muth- New JLI CEO

With more than 30 years of international development experience, much of which has been within faith contexts, Kirsten brings a unique set of skills, perspectives, and relationships to lead JLI into the future. Building on what we have already accomplished, under her leadership we hope to hone our strategic direction, grow and develop our organization, strengthen our partnerships, and build new relationships.

Kirsten’s previous positions include: Special Advisor for Leadership Development and Senior Director for International Programs at Episcopal Relief & Development; Deputy Director of Programs at Church World Service; and Deputy Director of Training and Communication Education at Helen Keller International. She has collaborated with multiple UN agencies and has worked with government, non-profit, education, and faith organizations in more than 40 countries. Kirsten holds a Bachelor of Science, Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also studied textile design at Parson’s School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and design fabrics. She and her spouse, Mike, live in upstate New York in an antique house with three pets and numerous wild visitors.

Kirsten succeeds Jean Duff, JLI’s founding President, who will continue to serve as Senior Advisor to facilitate a smooth transition for Kirsten and to provide support on specific projects as required.

We are most grateful for the hard work of the CEO Search Committee, chaired by Rick Santos, and for the unanimous endorsement by the JLI Board of its recommendation to appoint Kirsten as CEO.

We are looking forward to beginning this new phase of JLI’s work under Kirsten’s leadership.

 

Rick Santos and Jean Duff

JLI Board Chair and JLI President

In 2019, JLI learning hubs held a number of webinars which sparked conversation, collaborations, and partnerships.

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #1

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #2 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: May 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #3 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: June 2019

Faith Based Climate Program Webinar #4 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

JLI Gender Based Violence: Religion, Gender, and GBV Research Agenda Webinar

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, PaRD SDG 5 Work-stream, & KAICIID

Published: May 2019

Gender Based Violence: Gender Justice Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities &  KAICIID

Published: June 2019

Feminism, Religion, and Intereligious Dialogue Webinar 

Organizations: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities & KAICIID

Published: October 2019

 

Engaging Local Faith Actors in Urban Response Webinar 

Organizations: ALNAP, Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Soka Gakkai International, World Vision Mexico, & UCL University College London

Published: May 2019

 

The State of Evidence in Religion and Development Research Webinar

Organizations: Accord Network & Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

Together for the Goals-Religious Actors’ Role in Sustaining Peace: SDG 16 Webinar 

Organizations: UKAid (DFID), Global Affairs Canada, KAICIID, Arigatou International, Catholic Relief Services, Danmission, The Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, World Vision International and Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

Ending Violence Against Children Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: September 2019

 

El webinar de presentación del estudio exploratorio de JLI sobre violencia contra la niñez

 

Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery Faith and Freedom Scoping Study Launch Webinar 

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: December 2019

 

Humanitarian assistance ‘doing no hard though need not creed’?

Organization: CREID

Published: November 2019

Dr Olivia Wilknison’s Presentation begins at 10:00 minutes into the video.

See all webinars on JLI’s Youtube account

In 2019, JLI Learning Hubs published a number of publications through many joint collaborations and knowledge partnerships. 

The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing The Global Compact of Refugees Seminar in Amman, Jordan

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization, World Vision, and the UN Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development

Published: February 2019 

Opinion: Faith Organizations are Key in Global Refugee Response

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: April 2019

Faith and Positive Change for Children Initiative*

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & UNICEF

Published: August 2019 

*multiple publications including draft Theory of Change and country case studies

Faith and Freedom: The Role of Local Faith Actors in Anti-Modern Slavery & Human trafficking Scoping Study 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities

Published: October 2019

 

Ending Violence Against Children Hub & Three-Part Scoping Study – Faith Actors’ Involvement in prevention, elimination, and perpetuation of violence against children  

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published:  June 2019

 

Local Humanitarian Leadership Seminar in Beirut – The Role of Local Faith Actors in Implementing the Global Compact on Refugees

Published: June 2019 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

 

Accord Research Alliance webinar: State of the Evidence

Organization: Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, Dr Olivia Wilkinson 

Published: June 2019

 

The Accord Research Alliance Podcast – The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities 

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Published: July 2019

 

The Triple Nexus, Localization, and Local Faith Actors: The intersections between faith, humanitarian response, development, and peaceLiterature Review and Primary Research 

Organization: DanChurchAid

Published: October 2019

 

As the Knowledge Partner for the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD), JLI support the three work-streams with evidence building work.

Partnering with Local Faith Actors to Support Peaceful and Inclusive Societies

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 16 work-stream

Published: July 2019

Recommendations for a Strategic Agenda Draft

Organizations: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 5 work-stream

Published: June 2019

Faith Actor Partnerships in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

Organization: The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities & PaRD SDG 3 work-stream

Published: December 2019

November 11-15

 

UNICEF Malawi, Religions for Peace and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities held the second WorkRock of the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative on Social Behavior Change (FPCC). The partners gathered for five days to discuss and work for change for children. The opening ceremony on Monday included remarks from Rudolf Schwenk, UNICEF Country Representative who stated that UNICEF wants to develop specific calls to action to end child marriage with power and authority of faith leaders…wish for a safe and supportive environment within churches, mosques and places of worship for other faiths

Closing Session Malawi WorkRock 2019

Closing Session Malawi WorkRock 2019

FPCC Malawi Participants presenting action commitments

LET THEM DREAM – Wati Nungu
I remember conversing with a 5 year old little girl
Who wanted to know what colors make up the rainbow?

And this is what I told her

I told her that each one of her dreams is the color that paints the skies

And that she is a seed of light

So when she blooms she must do so with no apology
She needed to believe that the dreams in her belly deserve to be born

And see the light of the day
But this is what I was afraid of telling her
That by the time she is 9
She will begin to get crooked stares from
Men old enough to father her
And comments such as
Mwanayu koma nde akukula bwino
By the time she is 13,

She will be told that her dreams do not serve God’s purpose
That she was created only to manufacture babies

And to serve her master
They will murder her dreams
And force her into marriage

There will be nothing godly or heavenly about the way that she screams

You are hurting me (repeat 2 times)
Mukundipweteka (repeat 2 times)

But they will not care
As long as their ego and lust are satisfied
When she fights back,
She will tell be told sshh
Do you not know that this man is rich?

Sshhh

He is will take us out of poverty

Sshhh
This is the way of tradition
Sshhh

Do not fight the ways of those who came before you

Sshh
And you will be silent
Because well, it is not your daughter,
Not your sister, not your niece
When are we going to learn?
That the man that has the power to do something

Yet does nothing
Is just as guilty as the culprit
When are we going to learn,
That we throw ourselves deeper into the darkness
Every time we murder the dreams of these little seeds of lights?

We owe it to this nation
We owe it to them
To let them dream

The PAC also signed a communique which details action steps for the initiative in Malawi. The event helped to build action plans for efforts to tackle issues related to child protection, especially child marriage. Partners gained new perspective of working for/with children to dig deeper into social norms and practices.

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On 16 October 2019, ED Fore met with leaders of faith-based organizations in Washington, D.C., to launch Faith and Positive Change for Children – a Global initiative on Social and Behaviour Change (FPCC), a partnership between UNICEF, Religions for Peace and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities.

ED Fore launches the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative in Washington, D.C.

ED Fore launches the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative in Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the initiative is to put into motion a new way of engaging with Faith leaders and local faith communities.

In his statement for the launch, Imam Mohamed Magid, Co-President, Religions for Peace expressed the privilege he felt working alongside UNICEF as a convening partner for the initiative. “Religions for Peace is the largest inter-faith network in the world and with its country presence and inter-religious councils in numerous countries we take this opportunity to publicly re-commit the support of RfP worldwide to the roll-out of the initiative,” he said.

The FPCC has spent two years generating rigorous evidence, including literature review, mapping of country level work, analysis of resource materials, case study documentation, and consultations with a global advisory group of over 15 global partner faith-based organizations. It is now positioned to further refine and validate its preliminary Theory of Change and comprehensive Principles Paper, both developed to guide more meaningful, equitable and sustainable ways of working with Faith actors towards positive change for children.

Last week, the first of a series of consultations, “Work Rocks” was convened in South Sudan, opened by the country’s Vice President and three Ministers. The series of four-day inter-faith gatherings are being organized in six focal countries in Africa by UNICEF’s Communication for Development Section in collaboration with Civil Society Partnerships (CSP) Unit, Division of Communication and global faith
partners.

“We are calling these kick-off gatherings ‘Work Rocks’ to purposefully seed the idea that this effort is about laying deeper and stronger foundations to ensure sustained partnerships for social and behaviour change from within faith communities,” explained Kerida McDonald, acting Chief of Communication for Development for UNICEF.

“Work Rock” foundational change meeting in
South Sudan with children from JCC Primary School

“The aim is to move away from top-down, message-focused, short-term, project mode, sector-siloed and instrumentalist-type engagement with religious leaders which has been characteristic of much of the well-intentioned efforts of country offices to leverage the power of religious leaders in addressing attitudinal and behavioural barriers to achieve programmatic goals.”

At the Global launch of the initiative, hosted by ED Fore, a core representative from the Advisory Group, Sunita Groth, Senior Program Manager of World Vision, lauded the initiative as a unique effort within UN and Development programming to build on lessons learned. “We acknowledge the powerful role that religion can play, for good or for ill,” she said. “We also have learned that we should not impose our own values and ‘development-speak’ on faith leaders and their faith communities.” Ms. Groth went on to stress the value of partnering faith and science to address the issues facing communities.

“We need to come together in true partnership and allow faith leaders to discover the barriers to the change they want to see for families and communities and how to influence these through their own religious texts, grounded in science, and facing the real-life reality of people in their communities,” she said.
Adding, “We have evidence that this type of approach works in influencing concrete change.”
A longitudinal study in Senegal showed 72 per cent of faith leaders and spouses were reported to have stopped hitting or insulting their children, while those believing that faith leaders who abuse children should not be punished dropped from 66 per cent to 15 per cent.

“This is the most important thing I’ve worked on in all my years of faith and development,” said Jean Duff, Executive Director of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities and UNICEF’s Knowledge partner for the initiative. “The initiative has unprecedented potential for providing a bridge of collaboration across multi-laterals, government and faith organizations; in breaking dependency mindsets through mind and heart dialogue grounded in assets of the community; by re-framing from training to learning, testing and doing; and for creating a strong mechanism for scaling up by joining action across three tiers – global, regional and country level.”

In her closing remarks, ED Fore encouraged partners to continue guiding UNICEF on how the organization needs to remodel its relationships with faith communities for benefit of children. “We count on you all to help us cement the true partnerships we are seeking in order to more effectively address the deep-rooted cultural, social and behavioural issues that undermine even the best efforts of our programmatic work,” she said. “It is fitting that we are staging this global launch of the FPCC initiative during the momentous year of the 30th anniversary of CRC…we take this opportunity to join hands with you today in recommitting our focus and energies to work together more closely and more effectively to ensure the rights and well-being of the world’s most vulnerable children.”

by Kerida McDonald, Senior Adviser Communication for Development

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October 7-11 – Juba, South Sudan

Local faith actors and religious leaders with UNICEF South Sudan, Religions for Peace and the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities launched the first country WorkRock of the Faith and Positive Change for Children Global Initiative on Social Behavior Change (FPCC). The partners gathered for five days to discuss and work for change for children. The opening ceremony on Monday included a welcome from Archbishop Arkangelo Wani Lemi, Chairperson of South Sudan Council of Churches and remarks from Sheikh Juma Saeed, Vice President James Wani Igga and Kerida McDonald, UNICEF Senior Advisor of Communication for Development.

Opening ceremony participants

Students from JCC Primary School with Religions Leaders, UNICEF and partners to launch the first Faith and Positive Change for Children WorkRock ©UNICEF South Sudan/2019/Bullen Chol

“Despite improvements in girls’ education, too many girls are still denied the opportunity to attend school. Lack of education is both a risk factor and a negative result of child marriage. Faith leaders and faith-based organizations are most centrally positioned to influence the ending of child marriage and therefore increasing girls’ education and their chances to fulfill their potential,”
Kerida McDonald, UNICEF’s Senior Advisor for Communication for Development

Children from JCC primary school in Juba performed a skit urging leaders to protect children in South Sudan.

“…I have a bright future inside me

only if you can listen to my cry

I am an African Child

I am a true South Sudanese Child

I am like a lost sheep in the bush without any shepherd to look after

Protect me from hunger

Protect me from sickness

Protect me from child labour…

I need your collective responsibilities all stakeholders

to protect and empower me to realise my dreams and aspirations

as an African South Sudanese child…”

 

Large group discussions during the WorkRock

Large group discussions during the WorkRock
photo credit: UNICEF/2019/ Sadik Raza

The remaining four days focused on a new way of working with UNICEF and local faith actors and religious leaders. Among attendance included religious leaders, faith actors, government UNICEF C4D officers from the three regions. The final day ended with the partners co-creating an action plan to work together within the regions.

The final day also marked the International Day of the Girl. The partners took a stand with girls in solidarity writing how they would support girls. ©UNICEF South Sudan/2019/Bullen Chol

The final day also marked the International Day of the Girl. The partners took a stand with girls in solidarity writing how they would support girls. ©UNICEF South Sudan/2019/Bullen Chol

The next steps will aim to have a core commitment from the government and to facilitate similar workrocks on regional and state levels. These commitments build on UNICEF and the World Food Programme’s recently signed joint memorandum of understanding with the South Sudan Council of Churches to collaborate for peace and child rights.

The FPCC will be further tested and adapted in consultations with UNICEF and local faith actors in Malawi, Liberia Niger, and Cameroon before the end of the year.

 

Video recap of the South Sudan FPCC WorkRock

 

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