Online seminar - Critical Engagement: The Beijing Declaration's Critical Areas for Church Women Today

This online seminar launches a series of discussions and engagement on the gender dimension and intersectionality of many of the acute issues we face today. 

San José de León, Colombia, November 2018

16 November 2018, San José de León, Mutatá, Antioquia, Colombia: Maribel David Galiano, president of the community board of San José de León.


Focused inputs from three different leaders will provide perspectives on the 12 critical areas flagged in the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action that are necessary to ensure greater equality and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. Speakers and participants will discuss the critical areas with a faith lens, and identify actions and advocacy needed to be incorporated in WCC, ecumenical, and individual efforts.


Rev. Bafana Khumalo, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sonke Gender Justice in South Africa and one of the organisation’s co-founders. He was senior gender technical advisory for EngenderHealth South Africa, working with the South African National AIDS Council, the National Department of Health, provincial and district AIDS Councils, and the Department of Basic Education to integrate gender into all HIV-related public health strategies and activities. A Lutheran minister in South Africa, Bafana is an outgoing board member of We Will Speak Out South Africa.  

Ms Alicia Mondesire, author and gender-consultant, was one of the leading Caribbean representatives to the 1995 4th World Conference on Women, held in Beijing. She subsequently prepared the regional Beijing 20+ report, an assessment of progress made on the agreed gender equality goals, which produced the Beijing Platform for Action. Her work was instrumental in the formulation of the Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post-2015, as well as the SIDS Agenda, both of which express Caribbean perspectives and expectations regarding gender equality. 

Ms Naomi Ayot Oyaro, Executive Director of CAPAIDS Uganda, is a program planning and management specialist, child protection expert, human rights advocate, localization advocate and formerly the chairpers of Charter for Change (C4C) working group Uganda.  

Register in advance:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-uvpz0oEt1deRmXuvTV_A0P_CBTBXTb