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’s Director for Gender Justice, Mandy Marshall, as well as with the Communion networks for women and the family.

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, 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. The 16 Days of Activism begin on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence Against Women, until Human Rights Day on December 10th.

The 2023 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

This year the international focus is investing to prevent violence against women and girls. Funding for prevention is still a critical issue. Do our churches fund prevention programmes?   

The International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) and the Director for Gender Justice will be sharing content during the 16 Days of Activism from women across the Anglican Communion about the action, plans and prayers they will be taking. For example…

The Red Chair Project. Will you cover a chair in red cloth and keep a place as a reminder for the missing and murdered women due to domestic abuse?

Will you join in with Thursdays in Black?

Will you be using the new resource God’s Justice: Theology and GBV (available in four languages) or the Domestic Abuse and COVID-19 resource available in nine languages?

Join in on Facebook at International Anglican Women’s Network | Facebook and follow on Twitter/X @AnglicansEndGBV

Wherever you are take action and do get in touch and let us know your plans. Email:

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.