While GCWJ Director Sandra Morgan attended the Christians for Biblical Equality conference in Pittsburgh, she met Fatuma Hashi, Director of Gender and Development for World Vision International. After hearing Fatuma’s presentation in the final Plenary session at the conference, Sandie scheduled a time to interview Fatuma and share her unique work. Fatuma presented on Channels of Hope: Gender, a program focused on eliminating gender issues, like female child infanticide and child marriage, in countries across the world. Channels of Hope is a unique program aimed at training faith leaders about gender issues and breaking the social norms of patriarchy. The program includes sensitivity training, strategy building, the special CHAT groups, and finally accountability and monitoring to ensure they are taking action in their communities.
Listen to this special interview with Fatuma and learn more about Channels of Hope: Gender. Check out the resource links below to learn more about World Vision, Women of Vision, and the Strong Women Strong World program.
Fatuma Hashi (JD and MA) has worked for World Vision since 1994 and has served as the director of gender and development since 1999. She provides leadership in promoting gender equity strategies and the integration of gender equality perspectives into World Vision programs and projects during assessment, design, and evaluation; develops strategies and guidelines; provides technical assistance in building capacity of World Vision staff on gender analysis with special focus on examining the way in which gender objectives are relevant to project goals and its impact on the communities; and promotes advocacy initiatives related to gender equality and the elimination of gender based violence and harmful traditional practices in collaboration with other NGOs, UN agencies, and faith-based organizations. Prior to working for World Vision, Hashi was a consultant to the World Bank (Africa region) in Washington, District of Columbia where she conducted research on women’s legal rights in Sub-Saharan Africa and co-authored three World Bank issue papers.
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