We are women and men who recognise the complex and hidden nature of
gender-specific persecution of Christian women and girls, alongside the severe and focused nature of religious persecution of men and boys.
We are a forum committed to hearing the authentic voice of women, whilst not
negating the known ways in which men suffer for their faith.
We are committed to collaborative, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approaches.
To create space both online and in person to share relevant research, reports and broader communications on the subject of gender and religious persecution. This includes updating the website, online webinars and training and consultations.
To be an accessible network that ensures expertise aiming for change at the grassroots and through policy and practices at its highest level. This will be done through connections in this forum and with other networks that intersect in wider areas of influence. Also, in joining Freedom of Religions or Belief (FoRB) forums and working groups allied to government departments and international bodies.
To work for the good of all in our field of influence we actively avoid competition between organisations or individuals but promote the achievements of all whilst contributing with robust and respectful debate and discussion where appropriate.
To be intentionally intergenerational, reaching out to those beginning their career in the area of FoRB or ministries in gender and religious persecution. We create interactions that enhance mentoring between those with expertise or first-hand experience and those who are growing and developing in this field. However, everyone is learning.
To create equity of voice. This means that we aim for sharing platforms of influence without hierarchy or primacy ensuring that our communication allows for women or men, old or young, any nation, tribe or tongue to be represented and valued.
As a forum, we are Christian and we believe in freedom of religion for all beliefs or none / non-belief. This means we aim to work and network across all faith-based, civil and secular organisations and will advocate for all but are unashamedly part of the global Church and seek to build its resilience as our vision states.