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The World Council of Churches is working toward the revival of “Thursdays in Black”, a campaign against sexual and gender-based violence.
Concerns for life, justice and peace need to be heard loud and clear at the World Council of Churches' upcoming assembly, say African women.
Catholic Religious Women have been urged to claim the right to ‘faithful dissent’ and their own understandings of faith.
The high-profile Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) began its latest assembly in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday 13 August.
An afternoon of rebellion for women's rights and dignity was enjoyed by participants at Just Festival yesterday afternoon (Saturday 10th August), gathering at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh.
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence and forced to flee with their children.
A senior United Nations official has emphasised the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has called the abuse of women the “most pervasive and unaddressed human rights violation in the whole world.”
A young woman from Botswana has called on churches to affirm the dignity of women amid the realities of HIV and AIDS and sexual violence.
A new law passed by the Indian Parliament aimed at addressing sexual violence, while positive in some respects, has several deficiencies and illegalities.