The Importance of IncludingFaith-Based Organizations (PDF)
Faith communities and faith leaders play crucial gate keeping and influencing roles in the success of advancing health in many countries. The influence of faith communities and faith leaders have been an essential component of efforts to address early marriage, combat harmful traditional practices, establish equitable treatment for women and girls, and overcome the stigma around male involvement in RMNCH. Now, with the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important to engage faith leaders and faith communities in sharing accurate information about health.
As part of the Digital Forum, the Faith Subcommittee developed recommendations on how faith leaders and communities can work with national governments to advance FP access and encourage FP uptake in communities.