Category - women

  • January 21, 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.

  • November 24, 2009

    In the continuing quest for gender equality in the world, a group of young women have been working at the United Nations to expand the message that theology which emphasises equality is essential to real progress.

  • October 23, 2009

    As world leaders meet at the UN in New York to discuss increased funding for healthcare in developing countries, Amnesty International's Secretary General has launched a campaign to reduce maternal deaths in Sierra Leone.

  • October 15, 2009

    Discrimination, segregation, stereotyping – all factor in to women’s lives, says Fran Porter. By its words and actions, the church is part of the conversation. The question is, what is it saying?

  • October 7, 2009

    The Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called on the South African government to ensure that it upholds its commitment to women's rights as an important step in the battle against HIV and AIDS.

  • October 5, 2009

    Successive governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina have failed to provide justice for thousands of women and girls who were raped during the 1992-1995 war, a new Amnesty International report reveals.

  • September 9, 2009

    Three women presidents of the World Council of Churches have expressed concern and disappointment at the lack of women in senior staff leadership in the world's biggest church grouping.

  • September 7, 2009

    Amnesty International has called on the Sudanese government to withdraw charges against Abna Hussein and repeal the law used to flog women for wearing "indecent" clothing.

  • September 3, 2009

    The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches has urged its member churches "to publicly condemn violence against women" in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • August 26, 2009

    The armed conflict in Angola ended seven years ago, says Juan Michel but the consequences of four decades of war are felt still today. And women seem to be bearing most of the brunt.