The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) joins once again the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign that starts on Friday, November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and goes until International Human Rights Day on December 10. This campaign was launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. In 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign in support of this civil society initiative which runs parallel to the 16 Days of Activism.
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY – The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) participated in the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held from 31 August to 8 September 2022 in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Assembly is the highest governing body of the WCC where all member churches gather in one place for prayer and celebration, this time under the theme “Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity”.
Dear Moderator Dr Agnes Aboum,
Acting General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca,
Elected General Secretary Rev. Prof Dr Jerry Pillay,
Members of the 11th General Assembly
On behalf of the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF), I would like to extend our greetings and congratulations to the World Council of Churches as you gather for the 11th General Assembly. We are very honoured to be with you as you continue to discern and reaffirm that Christ's love moves the world to reconciliation and unity.
The WSCF joins the Women's Global Strike in the International Women’s Day. This year's theme focuses on working women all around the world acknowledging that if women stop, the world stops.
We give thanks and celebrate women´s life, contributions and struggles for their rights. At the same time we recognize that the dominant patriarchal culture still does not allow men, women and all creation to coexist in just and equitable relationships.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) joins the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign that starts on Thursday, November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and goes until the International Human Rights Day on December 10.
About the 16 Days of Activism campaign
The campaign was launched by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at its first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. For this year 2021 and in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the campaign, the CWGL will focus on AWARENESS, ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY with a special emphasis on femicide or the gender-related killing of women (https://16dayscampaign.org).
The World Student Christian Federation as part of the ecumenical coalition for climate justice -a coalition made of delegates and representatives from several different Christian organizations and churches- attended the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference that took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK.
WSCF has been involved in Climate Justice advocacy as part of its Ecological Justice Global Program, being active in different ecumenical meetings and global encounters such as the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Conference (COPs) since 2015. Many activities have been done in the COPs framework, many of them related to the ecumenical delegation and inter-faith coordination in order to make our call for Climate and Social Justice stronger.