On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the U.N.-sponsored awareness day, a Presbyterian pastor visited a rescue center for girls escaping the tribal procedure.
At a recent Religion News Association conference in Silver Spring, Md., four women from four different faiths spoke candidly about obstacles and oppression in religions.
Commentary: The realization of global women suffrage, which represents one of the most significant power shifts in human history, occurred without women firing a single shot.
Young Voices: Women were screened off and barred from voting in the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London; some things haven't changed.
NCR Today: After 40 years of fruitless battles, Planned Parenthood and Catholic church leaders need to pledge to do at least one common project that puts women and babies first.
Book review: Carter's wise book is a proclamation of the plight of many women who suffer in a minefield where male domination is rampant.
Women Against Feminism, a social media campaign that invites women to explain why they don't need feminism, is about as bleak as it sounds.
The place of women in Vietnamese society is complex. Due to long-standing cultural traditions, most women still face a difficult time in terms of achieving gender equality. Since the adoption of the Gender Equality Law, effective July 2007, some progress has been made, and the Catholic church is playing a role in helping women gain confidence and respect.