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16 days of activism against gender violence campaign

16 days of activism

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic in every region and in every country. Find out about the international campaign to raise awareness of this issue.

A woman wearing a headscarf and a man to her right

Gender justice

Unequal distribution and unfair abuses of power are at the heart of poverty. And the greatest, most pervasive inequality in the world is that between women and men.

Girl Summit

Girl Summit 2014

Join the global movement to end the horrifying practices of FGM and child marriage.

The Bible and Brazil's women

Woman and children within a gated window

The Church in Brazil has a key role to play in changing social attitudes to protect vulnerable women.

Syria's women and children

Nadima with her sister Rokaya and three of her children

Nadima and her children struggle to survive the bitter winter living as refugees in Lebanon.

Women in Ethiopia

A young Ethiopian woman with her cattle and goat

The story of a young mother and widow who now has a voice in her community in Ethiopia.

Pray for women

Women pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

Use this selection of prayers in your services to mark International Women's Day.

Violence in Africa

Yvette Komanda

Men have been included as advocates of change as part of the solution to gender based violence.

Sierra Leone: law

International Women's Day 2013

Sowa’s search for justice in Sierre Leone


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Report: what works for women

Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders.

Empowering women (PDF)

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