Right Rev. Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Capetown
The Women, Faith and Development Alliance (WFDA) is an alliance that joins women and men in international faith, development and women’s organizations to mobilize around the bold moral imperative of ending global poverty and empowering women and girls. Read more
With these sobering numbers in mind, CIFA also sees the critical role of the faith community in partnering with development and women’s organizations to empower women and girls in the struggle for gender equity and economic empowerment.
Faith leaders and communities have the power to influence the dignity and opportunities of women and girls, based on religious and moral teachings. This status makes them especially well-positioned to advocate for an end to gender-based violence and the empowerment of women and girls in their communities.