Monthly Archives: February 2019

‘God exists, Her Name is Petrunya’ wins Ecumenical Jury prize

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 God exists, Her Name is Petrunya  is a satire about change, convention, male privilege and a woman’s place in Macedonian society. Photo: Berlin International Film Festival A “modern day parable” about a young Macedonian woman who breaks church and patriarchal traditions has won the Ecumenical Jury prize at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed… Read more »

Guide offers tools on communication, community engagement during disasters

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By Staff on February 20, 2019 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo: Raisa Chowdhury/ICCO Cooperation/ACT Alliance Noting that communication is as critical as food, water, shelter and medicine in a humanitarian crisis, the London-based Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network (CDAC) has launched a guide on how to improve people’s access to information and keep them connected during disasters and… Read more »

Equipping Zimbabwean women, girls with ICT skills to tackle gender issues

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Project to equip women and girls with ICT skills to tackle child marriage, gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

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By Staff on February 12, 2019 Annastacia Tichavavangani (56), Margret Sitanimezi (52), Mziwentombi Nyilika (57), and Sikhululiwe Sikhosana (47) are House mothers caring for orphans and vulnerable children at Mustard Seed Communities. CCCD is providing ICT training to the House mothers to enable them to use technology to address issues such as poverty, child marriage, HIV/AIDS. Photo: CCCD The Creative Centre… Read more »

Three WACC regional assemblies elect new officers

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Photo: Kyle Glenn/Unsplash WACC Latin America, WACC North America and WACC Africa recently elected new Executive Committee members for their regional associations. During its regional assembly, held electronically for the first time Nov. 24, 2018, WACC Latin America elected the following: Regional President – Leonardo D. Félix (Argentina) Regional Vice President – Nieves Vargas (Peru) Regional Treasurer – Héctor Tecum… Read more »

WACC initiative responds to growing Venezuelan migration to Colombia

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Photo Credit: George Castellanos – Jesuit Refugee Service The World Association of Christian Communication (WACC)  is launching a new communication initiative on the border of Venezuela and Colombia to improve access to information and intercultural dialogue for migrants and their host communities. The initiative, “Entre Parcer@s y Panas[i]: Network of Venezuelan and Colombian Citizen Journalists Advancing Intercultural Dialogue,” will establish… Read more »