"So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." - Genesis 1.27
In 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.
In this major new resource, the Anglican Communion's Director for Gender Justice, Mandy Marshall, sets out the challenge faced by many people suffering from an increase in domestic abuse since the COVID-19 lockdown; and sets out ways in which Churches can respond; with advice for victims and survivors and a challenge to perpetrators.Read and download the full resource
The Anglican Communion and the Side-by-Side inter-faith campaign for Gender Justice has issued a statement calling for governments to tackle the increase of pre-existing inequalities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the statement, Faith, Gender and Covid-19, here.
‘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.Go to the IAWN website