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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women workers who are angry over poor pay and conditions on farms and vineyards supplying UK supermarkets will dramatically confront South Africa's ANC president today.
In a speech in Kinshasa last week, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches challenged churches to end their denial of violence against women.
Even when the law is not a direct disadvantage to them, it often fails to ensure basic human rights for women.