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Document 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
We have joined together as a faith-based coalition to focus on ending violence against girls and young women in education.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Ending Violence Against Children: six strategies for action
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document Statement on the Situation in Colombia
The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on Colombia.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document II. Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan
Statement on abductions, forced conversions and forced marriages in Pakistan, adopted as part of the Report of the Public Issues Committee by the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
Located in Resources / / Kolympari, 2012 / Report on Public Issues
Document Letter of solidarity and concern to Bangladesh
WCC general secretary's letter to the member churches and the National Council of Churches in Bangladesh to express concern and sympathies because of recent tragedies in Bangladesh. Since late February and onwards Bangladesh has faced political and religious violence and atrocities as well as major disasters, such as the collapse of a garment factory building in Savar, Dhaka, which has taken the lives of more than 1000 people.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Declaration of Commitment to human rights
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Living Letters visit to the Philippines
A team of church representatives from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America made this statement at the end of a solidarity visit to churches, ecumenical organizations and civil society organizations in the Philippines.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Recommendations after DRC human rights workshop
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Human rights
Document Statement on Syria
Voicing an appeal for the renunciation of violence by all sides in ongoing political conflict in Syria, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has stated, "it is particularly urgent that the army and government security agencies cease the indiscriminate use of force" against demonstrators, moving instead to protect all Syrian citizens' lives, dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Statements
Document Death of human rights activist in D.R. Congo
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters