Father’s Day this year falls on 16 June and ‘16 June’ is also the name of a Christian Aid Ireland supported community in Angola. It provides housing for former street children who despite growing up fatherless are now embracing fatherhood.
CA’s Colombian partners Sisma Mujer & the National Network of Women HRDs yesterday shared the experiences of female survivors of sexual violence, including Colombia´s highest courts, responsible for bringing justice to those affected by the conflict.
For hundreds of former street children in Lobito, Angola, ‘16 June’ has a double significance. Not only is it the International Day of the African Child, it is also the name of the community they call home.
More than one in four women in Angola have suffered domestic violence in the last year. Read how a Christian Aid-supported project is working with teenage boys to reduce gender-based violence, now and for generations to come.
Three female MPs from Sierra Leone arrived in Dublin in September to describe the barriers to women's participation in politics and how Christian Aid-funded work on gender justice helped them to get elected.
In Angola, less than a quarter of girls of secondary-school age are still in the classroom. Read how Irish Aid and Presbyterian Church Ireland funded projects are helping young teenage girls stay in school.