Category - women

  • 22 Mar 2010

    Jesus' affirmation of one woman's extravagant generosity and his comments about abiding poverty are not about forsaking justice for individualistic charity, says Simon Barrow. Quite the reverse. They signal the in-breaking of a new order of being and living in a divided world.

  • 16 Mar 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Barack Obama to tackle soaring US maternal mortality rates that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty.

  • 10 Mar 2010

    The World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) has highlighted gender inequality in the media as a pressing issue for International Women's Day and beyond.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    Following recent brutal attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christian Aid is calling for more to be done over the voluntary demobilisation of armed groups there.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    A range of faith group representatives are attending the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations HQ in New York.

  • 9 Mar 2010

    As the global community honours the work, struggles and achievements of women on International Women’s Day, says Lesley Crosson, one way to spotlight their status and the issues they face is to look at recovery efforts underway in earthquake-stricken Haiti.

  • 8 Mar 2010

    Survivors of rape in Cambodia face limited access to justice, medical services and counselling, Amnesty International says in a report issued today.

  • 8 Feb 2010

    How can women most powerfully embody their vocational calling when also attending to the care of their own bodies? Courtney Wilder looks at a blog that probes this question in a highly amusing but also pastoral and insightful way.

  • 28 Jan 2010

    The lives of thousands of expectant mothers in Haiti and the lives of their unborn babies are at risk after the earthquake left the healthcare system in tatters, leaving the women with no choice but to deliver their babies in emergency camps.

  • 21 Jan 2010

    The campaign group WATCH (Women and the Church) has expressed "deep regret" that there will be no debate on the draft legislation for women bishops at the forthcoming General Synod of the Church of England - its governing body.