Development, Security, & Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got to Do With It?
Ninth National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days focuses on global violence, poverty, and social evils through women’s experiences
Friday, March 25 – Monday, March 28, 2011
“Give her a share in the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the city gates.”
– Proverbs 31
As women and men of faith, we can be a formidable force for change in the treatment of women around the world and, as Proverbs teaches, the recognition of their vital contributions to social, religious, and family life.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2011, in Washington, DC, drew together over 700 persons representing over 50 national Christian organizations. Through worship and dialogue, we were inspired and equipped to speak boldly on behalf of of people-centered sustainable development and economic justice, physical safety, security and peacemaking, with a particular focus on those most impacted – women, girls and families.
In homes and communities, out in fields and marketplaces, along borders and in areas of conflict — violence, poverty, and other social evils disproportionately affect women and girls keeping them from attaining their full potential and impacting the wholeness and vibrancy of the full community.