WORKING TOWARDS A DIGNIFIED LIFE FOR ALL IMCS AFRICA GENDER POLICY
ADOPTED BY THE 11 PAN AFRICAN ASSEMBLY ON 10th October 2014
SCOPE OF THIS POLICY
This policy establishes the basis for IMCS programmes in all levels of operations (Pan African, Sub regional, National and at Branch level) to promote equality between men and women and defines the core standards of leaderships and participation in programs and sets out the organizational mechanisms that will help bring about results over time. It articulates IMCS commitment to ensuring sustainable development and promotion of human dignity and ensures that the same is attained and enjoyed by all by borrowing best practices in her programming from like minded organisations and the rich teachings of the Catholic Church. The policy outlines the parameters of IMCS work and addresses IMCS contributions to the development and equal rights of men and women/ girls and boys through its cooperation both in regular situations/ programming/ leadership and training.
GENDER MAINSTREAMING IN IMCS WORK
IMCS will work towards the inclusion of the distinctive needs and rights of both male and female in its analysis, policy dialogue and all our programmes and activities and will likewise engage in Policy dialogue and programme cooperation on the empowerment of women to claim and sustain their rights as a pre-condition for the full achievement of the sustainable human development and dignified life for all. We will work towards joining networks and initiatives that promote gender and women empowerment and that are in line with our believes and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Download IMCS Africa gender policy: IMCS Africa Gender Policy final
WORKING TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA
Bringing to the attention of the students and the youth in general issues / information (in a user friendly format) that can enable them to actively appreciate the role / linkages of climate change to food security and poverty alleviation.
Help the students define and focus their role and responsibilities in supporting the African Union and National government policies on Climate Change Agenda.
Contribute to the debate / dialogue on the issues and modalities for strengthening Africa’s standing (coherence and critical mass) and participation in dialogue at global level on issues of managing / responding to climate change. Focus on practical and feasible action points by the students to addressing climate change as an issue that is integral to Africa’s development agenda.
Draw attention to the value of the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching as a tool for this purpose of social transformation and environmental conservation as a moral responsibility as formulated by Blessed John Paul II.
How to rally resources available at the global / international level into grounded interventions that address global environmental benefits while at the same time providing for the communities’ immediate needs in food security and income generation
To view some of students ‘ action plan: follow links below: