Next month the UN will host thousands of women in New York and online. The huge gathering is the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). In all the talk and formulating of formal statements, there is room for hundreds of groups to host online meetings – it is wonderfully democratic to sift through all … Continue reading A voice at the UN (about women)
Some days I feel like knitting
Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the amazing (often unsung) women of the world. But in a pretty German town, the local Christian bookshop was vandalised last night – windows were broken and “Down with the Patriarchy” was daubed on the door, in the name of feminism. It is the sixth … Continue reading Some days I feel like knitting
Rise in Strength
Sixty women leaders from 18 nations gathered in Amsterdam in June to celebrate the gifting, service and leadership of women in the Church across the globe. They mourned the injustices women suffer and called on Christians to take steps to honour women’s leadership in family, church and community.
Miss-reading the Bible
We sometimes think that Christians are better than the general population – we don’t swear, watch porn, abuse our loved ones or have affairs. Sadly the data and research shows that people who identify as Christians are just as likely to indulge in all those things. Behind closed doors, there is abuse. And unfortunately, some … Continue reading Miss-reading the Bible
Using our wealth for women
Women of faith can be sidelined at the UN but they have important views on education, family, health and work. They also want to learn how to advocate more effectively.
Why I’m a Material Girl (sort of)
How does the economy impact women? It’s our daughters trying to get a loan to buy a flat, our mums trying to open a bank account and our sisters wanting a fair deal on child-care. It's millions of women across the world wanting a route out of poverty. Now there is a feminine perspective on … Continue reading Why I’m a Material Girl (sort of)