Category - women

  • April 19, 2012

    Key aspects of Christian (and notably Christendom) tradition have been used to cement or justify women's oppression. But dismissing Christianity simply as something to be thankfully consigned to history means consigning all the achievements of women who have identified themselves as Christian alongside it, says Alison Jasper. From this perspective, all Christian women are victims if not collaborators. A rounder picture is needed.

  • April 10, 2012

    When governments are displaced they can persist within contemporary states as ‘religions’ that maintain their patriarchal origins and character, says Professor Naomi Goldenberg. Since women’s challenges to male domination have only met with some success in recent times within fairly contemporary forms of statecraft, if earlier states known as ‘religions’ are allowed too much authority over domains such as ‘the family’ or ‘the home,’ women will be the losers, she argues.

  • March 8, 2012

    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe women have been heavily using social media to focus global attention on areas where inequalities prevail.

  • February 18, 2012

    Almost ten years ago, one of the survivors of a horrific massacre set about trying to win justice for her murdered husband and scores of others, writes Savi Hensman. This brought her up against some of the most powerful – and ruthless – people in the state of Gujarat in India. But she persisted.

  • February 9, 2012

    Christian Aid has backed continuing UK aid to India as an important intervention aimed at helping people living in abject poverty.

  • February 2, 2012

    The Church of England’s decisions about women bishops are likely to have a major impact on its mission as well as its ministry, says Savi Hensman. If the church appears to be reluctant to accept and fully use women’s gifts, attempts to attract and involve more people across a wide age-range may be undermined.

  • January 15, 2012

    Should Israel allow segregation by gender in the public sphere simply because one religious group - ultra-Orthodox Jews - demand it?

  • December 5, 2011

    This culture of violence against women has been strongly challenged in a World Council of Churches workshop on “transformative masculinities”.

  • December 2, 2011

    Churches across the Anglican Communion have been told they are uniquely placed to change how society thinks about gender-based violence.

  • November 24, 2011

    Cambodian women are increasingly at the forefront of the struggle against a wave of forced evictions sweeping the country, says a new report.