Integrated Strategic Provincial Plan Implementation

Episcopal Relief & Development continues to respond to issues of poverty and gender-based violence in Brazil through the Servicio Anglicano de Diacono e Desenvolvimento (SADD), the development arm of the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil. SADD is tasked with building the capacity of diocesan representatives through technical support and training to manage, monitor and evaluate social development projects across Brazil. SADD supports nine dioceses and one mission with the goal of transforming lives and affirming values that promote social change. Bishop-elected volunteers help SADD work locally to train and empower diocesan contacts engaged in projects to impact the social, emotional, and spiritual transformation of marginalized people in Brazil. Episcopal Relief & Development has chosen SADD as a primary partner to help it achieve that vision: in a recent consultation with our staff, SADD decided to initiate a three-year (2015-2017) Integrated Provincial Strategic Plan that incorporates gender rights and gender-based violence prevention into its programs. The strategic plan will align those goals with the Church’s own vision, creating unity across programs and maximizing potential to achieve a common goal of addressing violence and poverty in Brazil.


Promote dialogue in dioceses / parishes / missions and communities about sexuality and gender so that they can determine where they can have impact., Organize and disseminate Bible studies and other texts to deepen the debate on ending GBV and promoting of rights of women and sexual minorities., Continue to educate community and religious leaders about GBV., Support survivors of violence and their families with emergency shelter and other referral services and support at Casa Noeli., Organize and/or participate in awareness campaigns for women and sexual minorities at the diocesan level., Organize dialogue and coalition-building opportunities with ecumenical and other organizations on GBV, rights and other development issues., Support local diocesan projects that provide vocational training to women.


  • Brazil


  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Protection
  • Gender

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