Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.
Mothers’ Union campaigns around the world, through our 4 million members in 84 countries, for an end to gender-based violence – violence carried out most often against women and girls because of their gender
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South Sudan the world’s newest country is currently positioned 187 out of 189 in UNDP’s Human Development Index. The conflicts of December 2013 and July 2016 have greatly exacerbated the development gains since its July 2011 independence. It is estimated that over 400,000 have died since the 2013 conflict with over 4.3 million displaced internally or in neighbouring countries.
During the 16 Days of Activism hundreds of members of the Mothers’ Union in Grahamstown came together in solidarity to bring attention and awareness the fact that gender based violence will not be tolerated.
Rachael Anderson, Mothers’ Union’s Events and Digital Communications Manager, is currently at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York with a delegation of Mothers’ Union and Anglican members from across the world. Here she reports from the opening day yesterday (12 March).