Communion Women

"So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1.27

Group Shot At Table 2 - CopyIn the Anglican Communion we are committed to ensuring that our churches become a living witness to our belief that women and men are equally made in the image of God.

Within the Communion and beyond, we recognise that the empowerment of women and men to live and work in just relationship requires a transformation among individuals and in all our communities.

There are about 43 million women in the world-wide Communion with a vast diversity of experience and gifts. This section of the Anglican Communion website serves to tell their stories, share their experience and celebrate their achievements.

 

 

Focus areas

The International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN)

The International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN)

‘Thinking globally and acting locally’, IAWN brings the perspectives of women and raises issues affecting them to the Communion’s attention, and strengthens friendship and solidarity among Anglican women across the world.

IAWN seeks the equal participation, safety and wellbeing of women throughout the Communion and in their own homes and communities.

Join IAWN’s Facebook group.

Go to the IAWN website
Women and Men working together for Gender Justice

Women and Men working together for Gender Justice

This means:

 

  • promoting the full inclusion of women’s gifts, voices and concerns in the structures and decision-making processes of the Anglican Communion, its member churches and other bodies
  • theological reflection on such issues as the use of power; empowerment as the work of love; ‘agency’ - the ability to act for oneself; just relationship; and metanoia – that arrival at repentance and turning away from old ways and harmful attitudes
  • participation in wider conversations with respect to gender justice, and sharing information and insights – for example with ecumenical and non-governmental partners, with governments and with the programmes, commissions and councils of the United Nations.
TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION

Ending and Preventing Gender Based Violence

A key piece of work is raising awareness of the prevalence of gender based and domestic violence and the potential of churches to work towards its elimination, create safe space, and care for and enable survivors of violence. 

 

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Follow Anglicans Ending Gender Based Violence

Contact:

Revd Terrie Robinson

Director for Women in Church and Society

terrie.robinson@anglicancommunion.org

+44 (0)20 7313 3919