Justice

International Day of Cooperatives

2019-06-27T16:28:47-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

July 6 is International Day of Cooperatives. Cooperatives are considered one of the solutions to the problem of inequality and injustice in the world. It is grounded in sustainable development and uses ethical values and principles. At its core is concern for the well-being of its members, creating fair opportunities, jobs

International Women’s Day

2019-03-05T11:39:52-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , , |

March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. The United Nations’ 2019 theme, Think equal, build smart, innovate for change, focuses on ways in which we can advance gender equity and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. CBM's She Matters

Violence Against Women

2019-01-15T11:19:35-04:00Tags: , , , , , , |

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. “Violence against women continues to be an obstacle to achieving equality, development, peace as well as to the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights,” says information from the United Nations (UN). Statistics show that 1 in 3 women

Women’s Literacy

2018-07-24T11:08:50-04:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Although the literacy rate among young women in Rwanda has improved over the last decade, about 50% of women living in the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR) communities are illiterate. Many are in this situation because of the events surrounding the 1994 genocide that further eroded the ability of families to send their

Victims of Sexual Violence

2018-04-25T16:19:15-04:00Tags: , , , |

The war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1998 and 2003 involved several African countries and armed militia groups. It is considered one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world, yet received little international media attention even during the height of the conflict. The violence has continued intermittently since 2003

Guardians of Hope

2019-06-07T13:26:41-04:00Tags: , |

Guardians of Hope (GOH), is CBM’s strategic response to the global HIV and AIDS pandemic. HIV targets people during their most productive years, making economic progress in many developing countries an even greater challenge. People with AIDS do not suffer alone - the disease also impacts their families and communities. Because it cuts down