Posts Tagged ‘International Women’s Day’

Biden promotes abortion policies on International Women’s Day

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Abortion figured prominently in President Joe Biden’s statement in observance of International Women’s Day. It again underscores how his policies toward the unborn conflict with Catholic teaching on the right to life. “Every person deserves the chance to live up to their full God-given potential, without regard for gender or other factors,” Biden, a Catholic, Read more

Female leaders speak positively of pope and church

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Female leaders from the secular world and some of the highest-ranking women in the Vatican spoke positively of the pope and the church at International Women’s Day events in Rome last week. One of those women, Australian journalist Geraldine Doogue, lent her support to major institutions including the Catholic Church. Speaking at an event organised Read more

Nun says love essential to mission service

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Sr Anne Gardiner’s six-decade mission service to Australia’s remote Tiwi indigenous population began with one simple instruction: “Love them.” The 86-year-old Gardiner was the guest speaker at the Australian Embassy for last week’s Holy See celebration of International Women’s Day. Gardiner, who is a sister of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Read more

Remembering the women of the Mau movement in Samoa

Monday, March 12th, 2018

To mark International Women’s Day on Thursday night, Newshub broadcast a montage of inspirational women to the tune of I Am Woman. While women from around the world and Pākehā New Zealand women were included, Māori women were not. Nor were Samoan women. The fact that Joan of Arc — a woman from 600 years ago Read more

Include more women in leadership roles – Archbishop Chong

Monday, March 12th, 2018
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The Archbishop of Suva, Peter Loy Chong, says churches and religions in Fiji need to examine their sexist and discriminatory attitude towards women. He says women must be included in decision-making and he has encouraged parishes to include more women in leadership roles, “especially in parish pastoral councils and finance committees”. Writing in the Fiji Times on Read more

Vatican bans Mary McAleese from women’s day conference

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

The Vatican has banned former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, from speaking at a “Voices of Faith” conference. The conference has been held at the Vatican on International Women’s Day – celebrated on 8 March, since 2014. The list of potential speakers at the conference required approval from a cardinal. Mrs McAleese and two other Read more

Voices of Faith on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Voices of Faith is  an annual storytelling event hosted at the Vatican on International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day this year was the day before yesterday – 8 March. The initiative began four years ago “to enhance the dignity, participation and leadership of women and girls through persistent and good storytelling.” At this year’s event Read more

Africa’s answer to militant feminism

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer caused a furore last year when she said that she didn’t have the ‘militant drive’ and the ‘chip on the shoulder’ that was required of the modern day feminist. It was a statement that seemed directly at odds with her circumstances: the 37-year-old is one of the most powerful women in Read more