Published on Oct 15, 2012 by WCCworld
Violence against women is endemic both in conflict zones and so called peaceful situations. A workshop organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Havana, Cuba, challenged this culture of violence.
Participants from the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Cuba and Curacao analysed how churches can be engaged in awareness raising about gender issues, and counter stereotyping of women and men.
Organized in collaboration with the Christian Institute of Gender Studies (ICG) of Cuba and the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM), the workshop focused on the situation in the Caribbean.