Faith and Child Safeguarding Leadership for Institutional and Grassroots Implementation
In honor of this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, please join us on Monday, December 6, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST for an event hosted by Episcopal Relief & Development and InterAction’s From Pledge to Action Project and Children and Youth Initiative.
The event will feature a panel discussion on how organizations can engage community-level and grassroots faith actors in advancing child safeguarding initiatives. The panelists will also examine the value of a faith-based approach to child safeguarding and how faith leaders can be instrumental in that effort. Following the panel discussion, there will be a brief Q&A session with the panelists, where attendees will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into key themes discussed in the panel.
Speakers and Panelists:
- Samuel Worthington, CEO, InterAction, Speaker
- Robert W. Radtke, President and CEO, Episcopal Relief & Development, Speaker
- Chiseche Mibenge, Director of Gender Initiatives, Episcopal Relief & Development, Moderator
- Abiy Sefu, Senior Program Officer, Episcopal Relief & Development, Panelist
- Felicia Sakala, Country Director, Zambian Anglican Council Outreach Programs, Panelist
- Archbishop Albert Chama, Archbishop, Church of the Province of Central Africa, Panelist
About the From Pledge to Action Project: InterAction’s From Pledge to Action Project works with InterAction Members to operationalize their commitments to InterAction’s CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff.
About the Children and Youth Initiative: InterAction’s Children and Youth Initiative is a Working Group comprised of over 30 InterAction Member Organizations working with and for children and youth globally. The group advocates for a whole of government elevation of children and youth that is integrated, cross-sectoral, and supports children and youth throughout all life stages.
About Episcopal Relief & Development: For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster, and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children, and Climate.
If you have any questions prior to the event, please reach out to Kirsten Mullin or Caitlin St. Amour.