Gender justice

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba speaking for the We Will Speak Out Coalition

Gender justice is a core principle of the Anglican Alliance – to see women and men, girls and boys living in just, equal and mutually supportive relationships, with each individual recognised as made in the image of God.

We work closely with the Anglican Communion Office desk for Women in Church and Society, as well as with the Communion networks for women and the family.

We are members of the Side by Side coalition. This is a growing global movement of people of faith promoting gender justice across the world, working through local networks to meet local challenges in bringing about justice and equality for all people, irrespective of gender.

Ending Gender Based Violence

In every region of the world the churches and agencies of the Anglican Communion are committed to ending sexual violence.

We are working together with different coalitions and campaigns to share these experiences, support the vulnerable and strengthen the Church’s witness.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Every year, from 25 November to 10 December, we join with the International Anglican Women’s Network in encouraging the churches to take concrete steps to end violence against women and girls through the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign.

We Will Speak Out

We are a part of the We Will Speak Out coalition. This global grouping of Christian-based NGOs, churches and organisations, supported by individuals, has committed to work to end sexual violence in communities around the world.

We Will Speak Out aims to empower women and girls, transform relationships between women and men, and ensure that the voices of survivors of sexual violence – women, girls, men and boys – are central to the work of the churches.