Category - women

  • 15 Nov 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • 13 Nov 2013

    Violence against girls and women is all too prevalent across the globe – and increases during and in the aftermath of emergencies – says World Vision

  • 10 Nov 2013

    Dr Agnes Abuom of Nairobi, from the Anglican Church of Kenya, has been elected Moderator of the WCC governing body.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    The experiences and voices of a centre run by the Presbyterian Church in South Korea provide important lessons concerning the multiple insecurities felt by 'migrant wives', as the women are called, in a fast moving society. Naveen Qayyum, from Pakistan, reflects on the issues raised about migration and the experience of women at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly meeting in Busan.

  • 2 Nov 2013

    'Dangerous Women' is the title of a conference taking place this weekend on the brave women who campaigned against the First World War, and for gender and social justice.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    The World Council of Churches 10th Assembly being held in Busan, Republic of Korea (30 October - 8 November 2013), is continuing the 60-year WCC campaign for advocacy of gender justice. The Council, in partnership with Korean women, has designed an encounter space – Umulga SHe-Space in the Madang exhibition hall at the WCC assembly. J. Ayana McCalman introduces the concept and the fresh space it opens up for conversation and action around gender justice.

  • 30 Oct 2013

    Participants from the global membership of the World Council of Churches have gathered for a Women and Men’s Pre-assembly programme.

  • 26 Oct 2013

    Saudi women activists still plan to defy a driving ban in the Kingdom today, despite threats and attacks.

  • 23 Oct 2013

    "A day taking the hierarchy out of gender" is how our partners the Anabaptist Network and Mennonite Trust (in association with Peace Church and Woodbrooke College) are describing their event on Saturday 26 October 2013 at the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Birmingham.

  • 15 Oct 2013

    Today, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), a social entrepreneur from Burma celebrates her award-winning status as a creative rural woman.