This project is designed to address many of the areas of our Women and Gender Programme; indeed, it is the vehicle for much of the work of this Programme. Specifically, the project works primarily with women and young girls who are the survivors of gender violence. But it also addresses male socialization, providing resources to identify the complicity of males in gender violence. Furthermore, the project deals directly with the church, enabling it to become a safe site within which to talk about and deal with gender violence and gender socialization.
This project also addresses directly the link between gender and HIV and AIDS and governance (something the Ujamaa Centre is especially well-equipped to do). The Tamar text is not only a text about gender violence, it is also a text about the failure of family and governmental structures to protect women and about the effects of gender violence on other aspects of life. This project can therefore be used as a way of integrating these related concerns.
The particular power of this project is that it that it can be implemented in almost any context. The project has been adopted in many other regional and continental contexts. With appropriate training and resources the Tamar Campaign has the potential to make a significant impact on the region.
Worker Sunday Campaign
This project is a specific Campaign about biblical justice for Christian workers, emphasising their rights to work and rest. The Campaign makes the issue of work, in all its aspects, visible to the church. The Campaign also serves to equip churches with resources to understand and address the realities of unemployment among its members. The Campaign is facilitated on Sundays, in and around the 1st May, by Christian workers and church ministers in an attempt to connect with God the worker.