FECCLAHA in partnership with TAABCO Research and Development Consultant, the World Council of Churches (WCC) ,Bread for the World, South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) and the National Council of Churches of Burundi (CNEB) participated in two Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) experience sharing workshops held in Lukenya-Kenya and Bujumbura-Burundi in February and March, 2020 respectively.
Also in attendance were members of the WCC Central Committee, the Executive Committee as well as representatives of international and local ecumenical partners; young women with leadership potential and working in conflict contexts and regional experts.
The workshops provided spaces for sharing experiences and lessons learnt as regards trauma on women in contexts of conflict. This is in line with WCC methodology on the Joint Ecumenical PJP which focuses on; listening to the voices of women, and consequently highlighting the impact of war and trauma on them, the good practices in the region and the coping mechanisms by the women leaders and to empower young women leaders with a view to jointly analyse and propose programmatic response.
Additionally, these workshops provided a global platform for Women leaders to exchange and learn from one another. The findings from these workshops will contribute towards formulation of a message for WCC Central Committee and General Assembly.
FECCLAHA shared its experience as regards the Regional Faith Women Mediators Network (REFWOMEN) and its engagements with Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) through the use of Tamar Campaign. FECCLAHA is putting in place plans to follow up on the discussions held during the PJP as well as establishing points of engagements in collaboration with other partners.