Gender Based Violence

CIRCLE members actively participate in the Thursdays in Black Campaign. The Thursdays in black campaign is an initiative of the WCC (World Council of Churches) to rally people all over the world to participate in ending rape and all forms of violence. Participation in this campaign requires one to dress in black every Thursday.

The colour black speaks! It is a message against rape and violence and also a symbol of opposing violence and standing in solidarity with survivors of different forms of violence. At St. Paul’s University, CIRCLE members comprising students and staff dress up in black on Thursdays as a show of commitment to take part in ending rape and violence in all its forms.

This commitment is equally evident in CIRCLE publications which place emphasis on exposing violence for what it is by naming it, condemning it as sin and working towards addressing its root causes in a bid to bring violence to an end. The CIRCLE also participates in the campaign by offering care and support to survivors of violence. Besides, the CIRCLE continues to influence the religious space to speak up against violence and address its causes through preparation of training manuals and Bible study resources for use by faith leaders.

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