Women working in the margins of peace

 — Apr. 8, 20048 avril 2004

Women are either victims of civil strife or beneficiaries of humanitarian efforts, but they are not full partners or equal participants in the peace process, proclaims Sarah Shteir of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Shteir was one of several panelists at an ecumenical women’s gathering convened by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and a national women’s peace organization called PEACE X PEACE.

Shteir, along with some thirty female leaders from eight Christian denominations in the US, came to the Episcopal Church Center in New York to observe this year’s International Women’s Day in a unique way. With their thoughts on the WCC Decade to Overcome Violence and its 2004 US focus theme on the Power and Promise of Peace,they came to ask one question: Where are women in the peace process?

During their two-day consultation, taking place just across the street from the United Nations building where the Commission on the Status of Women was meeting, they discussed women’s roles in organizational and grassroots peace efforts.

Posted: Apr. 8, 2004 • Permanent link: ecumenism.net/?p=95
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