Category - women

  • March 24, 2013

    A new law passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing sexual violence, while positive in some respects, has several deficiencies and illegalities.

  • March 15, 2013

    Yes 2 Women Bishops is holding a conference on Saturday 16 March 2013, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, at Christ Church, New Malden in Southwark Diocese.

  • March 8, 2013

    A team of UN agency representatives has arrived in Sierra Leone to support gender equality and promote the role of women in peace building.

  • March 8, 2013

    Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

  • March 3, 2013

    When the One Billion Rising campaign ( went global on 14 February 2013, I was travelling. I therefore didn't have time to contribute directly to the commentary arising from this important event. But the agency I work for was definitely involved, I'm glad to say.

  • March 3, 2013

    Violence against women is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights around the world, says Tanja Haque, CAFOD’s Gender Advisor. Women and girls in every culture and society are affected by violence and the facts are appalling: acts of violence against women and girls cause more deaths than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined. The struggle against gender-based violence goes on across the world, and the Church can and must play its role in this.

  • February 17, 2013

    A dancing flash mob erupted in the cafeteria at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 February, as part of the One Billion Rising initiative.

  • February 15, 2013

    The One Billion Rising mass movement, involving an international day of action on 14 February 2013, has highlighted the need to tackle violence against women. It may require people of faith to look inwards as well as outwards.

  • February 15, 2013

    A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.

  • February 14, 2013

    It is a truly terrible statistic: one in three women will experience violence at the hands of men at some time in their lives. This represents around one billion individuals and today – when so many are celebrating the gentler aspect of relationships between men and women – the One Billion Rising movement attempts to bring people together across 200 countries to call for change. (