Resolution on Gender Based Violence

The LWF Assembly resolves as follows: 

  1. To call on the LWF Communion Office to revisit the resolution on Sex Education and Elimination on Sexual and Gender-based Violence from Windhoek 2017 “To encourage LWF member churches to focus on sex education and the elimination of sexual and gender-based violence, including domestic violence, rape, sexual coercion, and sexual harassment within our churches. This focus is to be ethically and theologically comprehensive in cooperation with civil society. These efforts should include collecting the testimony of those who have survived violence, so that their story is told and the silence is broken.”;
  2. To require that all LWF activities have safe-guarding mechanisms against sexual harassment and gender-based violence including on digital platforms; and
  3. That the LWF Communion Office support LWF member churches in creating and utilizing a Code of Conduct and other relevant policies and training materials to end sexual harassment and gender-based violence in LWF member churches.