• March 7, 2020

    The United Nations' Rome-based agencies dedicated to food and agriculture have called for bolder action to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls in the agricultural sector and beyond.

  • June 3, 2019

    Around the world, rural women in developing countries are more likely to be food insecure than men. But equality for women can be a cornerstone in building a world without hunger and poverty, according to experts from the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

  • April 2, 2019

    The Muslim Council's inaugural Women's Conference has launched the Women in Mosques Development Programme, designed to accelerate the development of upcoming female leaders.

  • March 8, 2019

    On International Women’s Day, the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development will launch a campaign aimed at closing the gender gap in agriculture by drawing attention to the often overlooked contributions that rural women in developing countries make to rural economies, local communities and to improving the lives of rural families

  • December 2, 2018

    For the first time, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony (ELCS) has passed a law to recognise the fundamental issue of gender justice in the composition of church governing bodies.

  • March 8, 2018

    The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women's economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day.

  • February 22, 2018

    The World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey Foundation 31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment, on 1 March, which is also the 6th Anniversaryof  Global Women’s Prayer Guide.

  • March 27, 2017

    The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has agreed on a roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy as a vital step to achieving sustainable development as the body concluded its two-week session.

  • March 9, 2017

    Gender equality will never become a reality until governments invest in breaking down the social constraints that prevent women living in poverty from progressing economically, Christian Aid has said

  • June 17, 2016

    Pan-African women of faith from Africa and the African diaspora have in a spiritual pilgrimage deliberated on issues affecting women’s empowerment and the importance of lifting their voices and votes to end hunger and poverty.