COVID-19

#SymbolOfHope

Given the current context that we are experiencing, we feel the urgency to further strengthen our international network of ecumenical women by supporting each other with words of faith and hope.

We know that this global crisis is affecting the lives of many people in the world, in particular the most vulnerable groups. We also know that women and girls are and will be doubly affected by this pandemic.

Only together we can overcome this crisis, learn from it and use it for the further growth and development of an international solidarity community.

Mission 21 invites you to be part of our global solidarity movement, participating in our social symbols campaign #SymbolOfHope. Let’s raise our spirit together by sending symbols of hope and faith:

  • Share with us what your daily life now looks like under this corona crisis and how you find hope every day. Share a text, a short video or picture on social media under the hashtag #SymbolOfHope and tag Mission 21 on Facebook or Twitter (@mission21basel).
  • Share also how the coronavirus crisis is affecting the lives of women and girls in your context and how it is possible to find hope every day. We will include your messages under the #Thursdaysinblack campaign.

With care and commitment for each other, we remain in contact in this week of prayers and reflection.

Josefina Hurtado Neira

Head of Women and Gender Desk

Mission 21

Gender and the pandemic

Testimonies and resources

Gender and Faith perspectives on COVID-19

ACT-Alliance, Briefing paper ACT-Alliance This briefing paper provides key messages on the main issues for ACT Alliance as we address the gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and ourresponse. It spells out recommendations for ACT Alliance members and other stakeholders...

Impact of the pandemic on victims of sexual abuse

Karmila Jusup reports on domestic violence and sexual abuse during Covid-19 in Indonesia. She works at a shelter for women, called “Pasundan-Durebang” which is supported by Mission 21. 1. What are the Covid-19 counter measures implemented by the national as well as...

Statement on the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and sexual and gender-based violence

Original information available in World Council of Churches https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=95&v=I9q-PH4BlOE&feature=emb_logo ‘ … when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just...

A sharing about the current situation in Malaysia

#SymbolOfHope In Malaysia, Movement Control Order has been carried out since March 18 until April 14. But it can be even longer due to the worsening current situation. Therefore, all mobilised activities were put to halt and citizens were strictly commanded to work...

Our daily life in Cameroon. #SymbolOfHope

Photo: Njotu Angeline #SymbolOfHope Dear Participants of the Advocacy Workshop, We are grateful that despite the corona virus pandemic plaguing the entire universe which could not stop us from celebrating Easter though in a low key, we are up once more strong to...

Sharing my experience in the pandemic crisis context

Doris Muñoz Vallejos. CEDM – Chile Doris Muñoz #SymbolOfHope It is with anger and helplessness that I see the everyday injustice affecting thousands and millions of people, who are being forced to go out and try to collect miserable unemployment benefits, and I have...

Campaign #Symbol of Hope

Given the current context that we are experiencing, we feel the urgency to further strengthen our international network of ecumenical women by supporting each other with words of faith and hope. We know that this global crisis is...

Message of hope

Message written by Katharina Gfeller, Head of the International Relations Department, Mission 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=OJofRpUlGhA&fbclid=IwAR3lDxB8kuhJIWa-ySg0skUx9SjPAONanbPIW5ZnXcSOb8aMXFs9geEpabg Receive our cordial greetings from...