Restoring Dignity, Religious Youth Say No to Violence Against Women is a global campaign
engaged by Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network
in cooperation with Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network
to introduce the issue of violence against women as it intersects with other development challenges
such as HIV/AIDS, poverty or the millennium development goals.

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The toolkit offers the tools to carry out awareness, prevention and advocacy programs to help bring an end to violence against women. The toolkit outlines an overview of violence against women and its different forms, and then it connects violence against women to other pressing global problems, including HIV/AIDS, poverty, war and conflict.

This toolkit provides practical resources and tools for people of faith to use their religious background and moral and spiritual capital to take actions to eliminate violence against women.

EIYN is realizing wider Religions for Peace campaign – "Restoring Dignity" in Europe, under title: "Religious Youth Say NO to Violence Against Women".

Read more: End Violence Against Women, available now in 3 languages

say-no-to-violence3"Restoring Dignity, Religious Youth Say No to Violence Against Women" is a global campaign engaged by Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network in cooperation with Religions for Peace Global Women of Faith Network to introduce the issue of violence against women as it intersects with other development challenges such as HIV/AIDS, poverty or the millennium development goals. It was launched in October 2011 to engage religious youth and communities in efforts to end violence against women. 

Read more: Restoring Dignity, Religious Youth Say NO to Violence Against Women

EIYN's member organization – youth group of Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina "All Together" launched, in partnership with Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network, first initiative of youth "Restoring Dignity" campaign in Europe! The event took place on February 25, 2013, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H).

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100 people took part in all-day long event that included: training course for youth, promotion of Bosnian edition of "Restoring Dignity" toolkit, and panel discussion with speakers from largest religious institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The goal of the initiative and the whole campaign is to engage faith based organizations, religious leaders, communities, youth and individuals of faith for common action to end violence against women through different activities, such as:

Read more: Interreligious youth Say “NO” To Violence Against Women

"We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)"; Geneva declaration