Posts Tagged ‘Women’

After the Google walkout, is #Me Too about to get more militant? Comments 0

Monday, November 5th, 2018
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It started in Tokyo. On Thursday, Google employees around the world stopped work at 11am local time, as part of a planned protest against the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment complaints. The protests happened in waves, with workers walking out of their offices, carrying signs and chanting, as the clock struck 11 in Singapore, Read more

Vatican ‘suffragettes’. Women want a vote in a man’s Church Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Catholic women say there’s a clerical stained glass ceiling in the Vatican, and they want to shatter it. They want to vote in major policy meetings. They want Pope Francis to deliver on his promise to put more women in senior positions in the Holy See’s administration. And some of them say they want to Read more

Wellington city acknowledges Suzanne Aubert’s devotion to needy Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018
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New Zealand’s capital city has recognised Suzanne Aubert’s lifelong devotion to the sick and the poor, with the installation of a heritage plaque at the crèche she built in 1914. The plaque was officially unveiled by Wellington City Councillor, Nicola Young, on Friday, the 92nd anniversary of Mother Aubert’s funeral on 5 October 1926. The Read more

Neo-liberalism toxic, and a tragedy for women – Dame Anne Salmond Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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If women have to act like men in order to be leaders, that’s the “ultimate defeat”, according to Dame Anne Salmond. The writer and anthropologist was the keynote speaker at the Women of Influence Forum 2018 held in Auckland on Tuesday. She said working environments based on short-term contracts, often poorly paid, where the risks and costs Read more

GIVEN Institute for mentoring young Catholic women launched Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The GIVEN Institute is a new nonprofit organisation dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women through a high-caliber, faith-focused leadership programme. Launched last week, the Institute engages and supports young women in evangelisation, vocational discernment and professional advancement. “There are plenty of leadership programs in the private sector; there is no reason we can’t do it Read more

Escape intimate partner violence Comments 0

Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Intimate partner violence is driving women to suicide and self-harm say Women’s Refuge. Shocking stories from 1,250 women, told during a month-long online survey, were released on Monday: Almost half of the respondents considered taking their own life at least once Most had self-harmed The majority of the women linked their self-harming to their experiences Read more

India wants to ban confessions to protect women Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Church leaders are resisting India’s National Commission for Women’s call to ban confessions. The women’s group says it has proposed the ban because information disclosed in confessions is being used to blackmail the women who confessed it. There should be a federal inquiry into into complaints of rape and sexual assault involving priests, the group Read more

Is feminism really just masculinism? Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
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All my adult life, I have lived like a man. Enough. As a girl back in the 1970s, strong women surrounded me. My mother, my grandmothers, my four aunts, my great-grandmother and my countless great-aunts were all uninfected by the feminist belief that they were failures unless they replicated their husbands’ paid work. These were Read more

Pope’s views on homosexuality and women should change Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Pope’s views on homosexuality and women should change, says former Irish President Mary McAleese. Focusing on homosexuality, she says she cannot go to the World Meeting of Families when the Pope visits Ireland in August, as it does not include LGBTI people. In her view, the Church’s “evil” teaching on homosexuality gave rise to Read more

Pan-Amazonian synod to discuss women’s, married men’s ministries Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Next year’s Pan-Amazonian synod will cover issues including the environment, evangelisation and the possibility of opening official ministries to women and married men. The synod will be called “Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.” At a press conference about the synod’s preparatory document, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri said: “We don’t want Read more