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Girls perform in a play against gender-based violence at the Peace Oasis in Za'atari refugee camp. Photo: LWF Jordan
6 Dec
An oasis of peace against gender-based violence
16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, Gender Justice & Women’s Empowerment, gender-based violence, Gender, Women, LWF Peace Oasis, Za'atari Refugee Camp
6 Dec
As the global community is mobilized for 16 days of activism against gender based violence, men and women in the Za’atari refugee camp have shared experiences and a moment of peace.
Meeting of migrants in Sarapiquí being assited with the necessary information on legal procedures for settling in the country and labor rights. Photo: ILCO
22 Nov
A pastoral ministry that empowers migrants
Diakonia, Migrants, rights-based empowerment, Citizenship, Women, Youth, ILCO, Member Churches, LWF member churches
22 Nov
Costa Rican church assists youth and women seeking work in Nicaragua
Hawa Andrew constructs a wall. Photo: LWF/ S. Nalubega
5 Oct
The first female constructor in Rwamwanja
Women, Refugees, Education, Livelihoods
5 Oct
LWF provides education and job opportunities to Congolese refugees
More than 120 pastors from 18 countries campaigned for women’s ordination in Wittenberg, Germany. Photos: LWF/Marko Schoeneberg
16 Aug
“Here we stand!”
Leadership, Women
16 Aug
A visual message from Wittenberg on women’s ordination ...
Participants in a group meeting at the faith-based organizations' training on advocacy for women's human rights, co-hosted by the LWF and other FBOs. Photo: LWF/Peter Kenny
12 Jul
Gender-based violence concerns "all of humanity"
Gender Justice, Women, WICAS, World Council of Churches, CEDAW
12 Jul
Faith-based organizations affirm greater engagement in fighting for women’s rights
Rev. Suyapa Ordoñez (left) from the Christian Lutheran Church of Honduras and Rita Flores, Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church, participated in the July 2016 FBOs’ training on women’s human rights, and attended the 64th CEDAW session at the United Nations in Geneva. Photo: LWF/C. Rendón
3 Jul
Strengthening advocacy for women’s human rights
Human Rights, CEDAW, Women, faith-based organizations
3 Jul
LWF gathers faith-based organizations at training around CEDAW session
Wafeh shares her knowledge in the women’s group. Photo: LWF/N. Boase
21 Jun
A safe childhood for boys and girls
Women, child marriage, child, Gender Justice, Refugees, Syria Crisis
21 Jun
Women’s group in Jordan advocates against early marriage and child labor
Community members meet under a big mango tree, pealing peanuts together. Photo: LWF/Central African Republic
20 Jun
Empowering displaced communities in Central African Republic
CAR emergency program, Women, World Refugee Day 2017
20 Jun
‘More positive examples needed from the CAR’, says LWF Team Leader
Basanti Chaudhary in the KPUS office. Photo: LWF/ Chandan Shilpakar
8 Mar
The dream of freedom
women's rights, Human Beings - Not for Sale, not4sale, Women
8 Mar
A former house servant becomes an advocate against bonded labor
The musical theatre production "Elisabeth and Halldóra - Bach and Grallarinn" tells the history of the two women of the Reformation who challenged norms and opinions on the roles of women in society and the church. Photo: LWF/Gylfi Jonsson
23 Feb
With a Focus on Women’s Participation
Reformation 2017, Women, Reformation 500
23 Feb
Commemorating the Reformation Anniversary in Iceland
LWF helped Anek to return to school and pursue higher education while caring for her child. Photo: LWF Kenya
14 Feb
LWF helps teenage mothers finish high school
refugee, Women, girls, gender-based violence, Education, DWS Kenya/Djibouti
14 Feb
Combining education and protection for girls in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
Women delegates from LWF member churches in Asia make paper windmills at the Women in Church and Society meeting, held before the regional Pre-Assembly. Photo: LWF/A. Danielsson
15 Aug
Asian women delegates gather to prepare for the Assembly
Asia Pre-Assembly, Women, 12th Assembly
15 Aug
LWF Women on the Move program, Gender Justice Policy introduced at regional meeting
The Pre-Council meetings were held on 16 June.
17 Jun
Women and Youth Pre-Council Meetings: A day in pictures
Council 2016, Women, Youth
17 Jun
Upholding women in the ordained ministry and the role of youth. ...
At the 1-3 April synod of the Polish Lutheran church, many theologians and congregation members took part in discussion on women’s ordination to pastoral ministry and supported the move. Photo: Beata Michalek
11 Apr
Ordination of women in Poland: “The church is on the way”
Women, Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland
11 Apr
Advocating for a church with women in ordained ministry
Ghadeer Altawil at her work station in Beit Hanina. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem
8 Mar
Young women with a knack for electronics
Jerusalem, Women, women's rights, women's empowerment, women's human rights, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016
8 Mar
LWF vocational training centers reach out to female students
Radeer Attawil's story is one of many featured this year in celebration of International Women's Day. Photo: LWF/ Jerusalem
8 Mar
International Women's Day 2016
International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, IWD, Women, women's empowerment
8 Mar
Celebrate women’s achievements, support their struggles against injustice
Women-friendly space in Davudiya refugee camp, Northern Iraq. Photo: LWF/ Seivan Salim
7 Mar
Where lives and cultures meet
Iraq, Women, women's rights, women's empowerment, women's human rights, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, Iraq Crisis
7 Mar
A place for women in northern Iraq helps women cope with displacement
Bowba mint Brahim and Aichetou mint Khayling demonstrate their solar panels. Photo: LWF/ C. Kästner
7 Mar
Women engineers brighten the village
Mauritania, International Women's Rights Day, IWD2016, Women, women's empowerment
7 Mar
Community development project trained Mauritanian women handle solar batteries
ELCT’s HIV and AIDS awareness building efforts includes seminars for married couples. Photo: ELCT
2 Dec
Parishioners’ support helps to fight AIDS stigma in Tanzania
HIV/AIDS, Women
2 Dec
Empowering vulnerable women helps saves lives
Global Fund for Women president, Dr Musimbi Kanyoro, addresses Lutheran church delegates at the May 2015 African region consultation and 60th anniversary gathering in Moshi, Tanzania. Photo: LWF/Tsion Alemayehu
5 Jun
Persist in putting faith into action, Kanyoro urges Lutheran churches
Women, Violence, Africa, prevention, Marangu, Marangu 2015, Africa leadership consultation, WICAS
5 Jun
Violence against women is alarming, congregations can do more
Mary holding her baby. Photo: LWF/M. Renaux
24 Apr
Assistance to Survivors of Sexual Violence
South Sudan Crisis, Violence, Women
24 Apr
Giving Hope and Material Support to Traumatized Refugees
Women's meeting prior to Asia Church Leadership Consultation. Photo: LWF/Christy Chok
16 Apr
Rooting Gender Justice in Biblical, Theological and Local Contexts
Gender Justice Policy, Leadership, Women
16 Apr
LWF WICAS Affirms Women’s Contribution to Inclusive Church in Asia
Panelists at the LWF-WCC side event at the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New York, 12 March. Photo: Mikka MacKraken/ELCA
13 Mar
Gains and Challenges for Churches, 20 Years after Beijing
women's advocacy, United Nations, Women, WCC, Gender Justice
13 Mar
LWF Jointly Hosts Side Event at UN Commission on Status of Women
A woman in the community store in Despagne. Photo: LWF Haiti/H. Enge
6 Mar
Empowering Women in Macaya, Haiti
Haiti, Women, Human Rights, Education, DWS Haiti and the Caribbean
6 Mar
Capacity Building and Human Rights Education
The ELCJHL Synod looks over the revised constitution for its Ecclesiastical Court before it was put to a vote. Photo: D. Hudson/ELCJHL
6 Mar
Holy Land Lutherans Adopt Gender Justice in Ecclesiastical Court Constitution
Women, Member Churches
6 Mar
Bishop Younan: Women’s Contribution to a Historic Decision
The LWF working group on "Women on the Move" at the statue of Katharina von Bora, during a tour of Luther House and other Reformation landmarks in Wittenberg, Germany. Photo: LWF
20 Feb
Lutheran “Women on the Move” – Celebrating a Contribution to the Whole Church
Women
20 Feb
LWF International Working Group Launches Three-Year Process
LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan, with members of the EST Gender Research group in São Leopoldo. Photo: EST/ Adriana Gastellu
22 Oct
In Brazil, LWF President Younan Urges Church to Proclaim Equality and Dignity for All
LWF President, Women
22 Oct
Bishop Younan Visits Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Senado Federal do Brasil under Creative Commons, Share-Alike (CC-SA)
10 Oct
2014 Nobel Peace Prize: Honoring Dedication to Freedom and Education
Education, Children, Women, Youth
10 Oct
LWF Congratulates Joint Winners Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi
Tree plantation in the Matimba parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rwanda. Photo: LWF/J. Brummer
6 Aug
Rwanda Lutheran Church Project Builds Schools, Resource Centers with Local Resources
Member Churches, Education, Microcredit, Women, Youth
6 Aug
DMD Supported Project Provides Training in Income-Generating Saving and Credit Schemes