Gender

  • 21 Nov 2012

    The recent decision of the Church of England not to admit women as bishops is a moment of clarity. It is a lifting of a veil, an opportunity to see things as they really are, suggests Dr Fran Porter. For what has been – and continues to be – at the heart of the disagreement, is the Church of England’s attitude to women. And not just to its own female members, but to all women.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    An Edinburgh festival discussion has sought to look at how women’s experience can reshape what gets labelled ‘religion’ in fresh, positive ways.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    Women's' experience and feminist theology has asked deep and difficult questions about the role of women within and across all of the world's religions.

  • 13 Jul 2012

    The Church of England has still not positively resolved the issue of women bishops, notes Savi Hensman. Both deeper listening and clearer leadership are needed in affirming a vision of an inclusive, mission-oriented church open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

  • 12 Jul 2012

    The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination, says Amnesty International.

  • 7 Jun 2012

    Last-minute changes have complicated the Church of England’s slow progress towards allowing women to be bishops, says Savi Hensman. Attempts to placate opponents are unhelpfully stalling the process further.

  • 8 Mar 2012

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

  • 5 Dec 2011

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

  • 8 Oct 2011

    The decision by the Nobel Peace Prize committee to recognize the work of women's rights activists has been commended by Amnesty International.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    This month marks 10 years of international intervention in Afghanistan. Liberating its women was one of the justifications given for the US led NATO intervention in the country and toppling the Taliban – a regime that made female education illegal and forbade women to hold jobs or even to leave the house without a male family member.