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Latin America and the Caribbean: El Salvador, April 4th-5th, 2003.



Overcoming Violence

We recommend that the 10th Lutheran World Assembly acknowledge the different forms of violence against women and to declare that we are against all forms of violence and that we need to ask for forgiveness for this whether it has been done intentionally or unintentionally.

We propose:

1. To create institutional policies on gen der issues to face the different types of violence against women and to make it applicable to all the churches and desks of the LWF LWF Lutheran World Federation
LWF Love Worth Finding (radio & TV program in Memphis, TN)
LWF Lotus Workflow
LWF LuraWave Format (image compression format and file extension) 
.

--To use as a guideline the document "Churches say NO to violence against women" among pastors, church workers and among lay women and men from each church.

--To implement training programs that may improve the awareness on gender issues to reach each of the church members and member churches of the LWF and their offices.

--To strengthen the discussion on gender systems among youth and children in all the member churches of the LWF.

2. That the LWF may support research and experimental projects on gender matters in the entire member churches, naming and studying the "new masculine models ".

3. To discuss gender issues with different generations as to get several points of view.

4. To rename WICAS WICAS Women in Church and Society  Desk as "Gender in Church and Society".

5. Given the fact that exclusion is a form of violence, we ask that COP (Commission of Bishops and Presidents) meetings be transformed into church leadership meetings to include women and youth.

Economic Globalization globalization

Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation
 

The negative effects of globalization on women:

1. Increase of violence within the family reinforced by the following effects of the neoliberal ne·o·lib·er·al·ism  
n.
A political movement beginning in the 1960s that blends traditional liberal concerns for social justice with an emphasis on economic growth.



ne
 economic system:

--Frustration

--Unemployment

--Individualism

2. Feminization of poverty The feminization of poverty is a phenomenon that has been observed in the United States since 1970 as female headed households accounted for a growing proportion of those below the poverty line. .

3. Migration of men and/or women to other countries which causes:

--Breakdown of the family structures

--Sole responsibility of women for the remaining family

--Abandoning of children

4. FTAA FTAA Free Trade Area of the Americas
FTAA Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
FTAA Florida Turkish American Association
FTAA Federated Tanners Association of Australia
FTAA Fixed Threshold Adaptation Algorithm
 (Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and other Free Trade Agreements and their consequences for Latin America.

5. Stereotyped mass media model of women.

--Cross-culture forces women to copy foreign models and stereotyped roles.

--Pressure of mass media creating a consumerist behavior patterns.

--Denial of real identity to women.

6. Lack of discussion within the Churches and the lack of actions that might reduce the problems mentioned above.

Challenge to the Churches:

--to find in the whole process where there are the signs of life and starting from these signs to transform the negative effects of globalization;

--to give an ecumenical response to globalization. To do so, it is necessary to have the human being as the central point instead of the consuming market;

--to work at a grass-root level, women and men making a joint effort to create political awareness leading to social change;

--to develop ecumenism ecumenism

Movement toward unity or cooperation among the Christian churches. The first major step in the direction of ecumenism was the International Missionary Conference of 1910, a gathering of Protestants.
 at grass-root level.

Environment

1. It has a biblical support in Genesis 1:28 and Lev lev-,
pref See levo-.
. 25:1-5.

2. Vision from the point of view of women:

--we want to have access to land and water;

--we want the church to make aware of the negative effects on pollution and the overuse overuse Health care The common use of a particular intervention even when the benefits of the intervention don't justify the potential harm or cost–eg, prescribing antibiotics for a probable viral URI. Cf Misuse, Underuse.  or misuse of natural resources;

--we see depletion of the natural resources, and do not see a culture that encourages care of the environment.

3. The demands of the multinational enterprises and the World Bank in privatizing the basic services basic services,
n.pl frequently insurance companies split dental procedures into basic and major categories. Basic services usually consist of diagnostic, preventive, and routine restorative dental services.
 (water, public health, electricity, etc), with little or no concern for environmental care.

Actions to be Taken for Healing:

1. Recommend all member churches make major efforts to preserve all God's creation through diaconal di·ac·o·nal  
adj.
Of or concerning a deacon or the diaconate.



[Late Latin dicon
 actions to bring balance in economic and ecological development.

2. To create and strengthen a network of women to deal with environmental issues, as to have a positive influence in public policies.
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Title Annotation:10th Lutheran World Assembly
Publication:Women Magazine
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