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
2017 marks the fourth year of CBM’s She Matters Campaign which seeks to highlight global gender inequity. Past years have focused on girl education, microcredit for women entrepreneurs, and empowering female leaders. She Matters 4 Canada will focus on issues facing Indigenous women in Canada. CBM has invited singer/songwriter and Indigenous Leader Cheryl Bear
In April and May I attended the conferences of CBWOQ and ABW in Mississauga and Moncton. Workshops were presented on Marketplace Ministries highlighting the work of several of our Global Field Staff in this area and our continued scarf project that supports the Self Help Groups and Urban Muslim ministries in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The
Cheryl Bear an award winning musician, author and theologian has partnered with CBM this year to bring focus to the issues of indigenous women in Northern BC Canada. Cheryl is a band councillor of the Nadleh Whut’en community in Northern BC. In June, Cheryl’s Ontario tour visited Ottawa, Lakefield, Mississauga and Toronto.
In March I attended the CSW in New York. This Year’s the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work”. The Commission partners with NGO’s from around the world focusing on the status, rights and empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. The world of work is changing fast, spurred by innovation,
In January 2017 a team of women visited Rwanda as part of the She Matters advocacy campaign. Here they witnessed firsthand CBM’s literacy programs and women’s empowermen, but above all else spent time building relationships with African Women. Two thirds of uneducated children are girls. She Matters supports CBM programs which seek
Poor nutrition in the first few months of a child’s life can lead to stunted growth, which is irreversible and leads to long-term developmental delays. Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to malnutrition. This translates into about 3 million unnecessary deaths of children per year. Meet Kumari and Naresh.
Canadian Baptists have a long history of advocating for the world’s poor. Our faith challenges us to respond with compassion and to do our utmost to help others in need. On CBM Sunday, your church can stand up for the world’s poor and help alleviate global hunger. Order our FREE resources to start building your church's worship service.
Building Bridges between women of Canadian Baptist Churches and the African Christian Church and Schools. On January 29, 7 female clergy gathered together in Mississauga to learn about the women pastors in Thika, Kenya and to plan for a mentoring program. The women will mutually benefit from shared prayer, devotions, support and
She Matters 3 is the next step in CBM’s campaign for gender equity, to educate, equip and empower some of the world’s most marginalized girls and women. They have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities, but are most often denied the chance to develop their gifts and