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Mothers’ Union march on Downing Street for victims of domestic violence

MU Members have delivered a petition to the British Prime Minister calling for changes to child maintenance rules for victims of domestic violence.

25 November 2016

Anglicans join 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence

Anglicans around the Communion are getting involved in prayer, reflection and action for the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.

25 November 2016

Fresh call for release of Asia Bibi

The Primate of Australia, Archbishop Philip Freier, has increased the pressure on Pakistan over their continued detention of Asia Bibi under the country’s much criticised blasphemy laws, by writing to Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Australia, Naela Chohan, and Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about the case.

16 May 2016

NZ Anglicans commit to equal gender representation

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has decided to press for equal gender representation in its highest decision-making bodies. Archdeacon Mere Wallace moved a General Synod motion that sets the Province on track to meet the UNCSW goal of 50:50 gender representation.

13 May 2016

Statement from the Anglican Communion delegation at UN-CSW60

The Anglican Communion delegation at the 60th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UN-CSW60) have issued a statement, which begins: “We . . . have experienced a deep sisterhood in our time together. Our sisterhood is built on mutual respect and love, and the relationships in Christ we have with each other.”

22 March 2016

"Cultures and societies are lifted up by empowering women" - Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

“The key to eradicating most poverty on the planet, aside from programs that help, aside from economic development, which is all obvious, the key is to be found in women,” [Episcopal Church] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a sermon this week preached in honour of the Episcopal and Anglican women gathered in New York City for the 60th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

22 March 2016

Communion women can help change sisters' fate says Archbishop Idowu-Fearon

The secretary general of the Anglican Communion said this week that Anglican and Episcopal women must continue – and redouble – their work to change the fate of women and girls in their communities, including by working with their national and local governments.

18 March 2016

'Women build peace' but their voices and stories have been ignored

For centuries and all over the world, women have always worked for peace and, while their skills are more needed now than ever, one peacemaker says women’s stories and their abilities have been discounted and erased.

17 March 2016

WCC supports new campaign against sexual abuse

The World Council of Churches’ commitment to child rights and gender justice is manifested by its support for Together for Girls’ Every Hour Matters campaign, which was launched last week. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the critical importance of quickly accessing post-rape care.

16 March 2016

Anglican and Episcopal women at UN Commission on the Status of Women

A major international gathering of women is taking place in New York as the UN Commission on the Status of Women hears from communities around the globe on issues of sustainable development and gender-based violence. Amongst those taking part in the event are 22 Anglican women from 18 provinces.

14 March 2016

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Sudan announced as a new Province within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion has announced that Sudan will, in a few months from now, become a separate Province is its own right. Currently, Sudan is an internal province within the Anglican Church of South Sudan and Sudan.

Plans unveiled for Archbishop Janani Luwum 40th anniversary commemorations

A major commemoration will take place next month to mark the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Janani Luwum by Ugandas then-president, Idi Amin.