Guidelines for Engaging Faith-based Organisations (FBO) as Agents of Change

2009
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA

Download

These Guidelines provide a critical framework for engagement with faith‐based organisations (FBOs). They are not a blue‐print. Like all similar guidelines, these are provided with the pragmatism that each UNFPA Country and Regional Office will consider them in light of the specific political, social, cultural and economic circumstances. The Guidelines are designed to provide a rationale for the engagement of and with, faith‐based organisations, the principles structuring such engagements, and the strategy for partnership. The elements of these guidelines are derived from UNFPA’s terms of partnership with other constituencies (i.e. parliamentarians and youth).  In addition, the guidelines are built on the lessons learned from prior Country Office engagement, gleaned from the mapping exercise undertaken from 2006‐2008; best practices from case studies compiled from 2002‐2008; as well as the recommendations and discussions carried out with FBOs themselves over the course of 2007‐2008.

Related content

News
“We have high youth unemployment and high teenage pregnancy,” Mr. Obed, a traditional leader in Shiselweni, Swaziland, told UNFPA.
News
It was early morning when a young sheikh, Abdi Iidan, and his wife joined the long queue leading to a tent in Morodijeex, in north-western Somalia. Mr. Iidan stood out from the crowd; women dominated the queue.
News
Until recently, indigenous women giving birth in a health facility were forced to abandon their traditional labour preferences, including their tradition of giving birth in an upright position.

Pages