Nairobi, 13 May, 2022 / 9:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO) have initiated the African Chapter of their World Women's Observatory (WWO) with an aim of giving women in Africa an opportunity to reflect on their lives, share their challenges, and dreams.
Founded in 1910, WUCWO is the global Catholic women’s forum that brings together over 100 organizations of women who profess the Catholic faith.
In an interview with ACI Africa, the President General of WUCWO said the initiative that was first launched in Latin America last year is part of the WWO, initiated to listen to women whose lives are “sometimes unknown.”
“We decided to give voice to the women that are currently invisible to the rest of the world. We need to give voice to the women that are like invisible women,” Maria Lia Zervino said during the Wednesday, May 11 interview.
Ms. Zervino added, “That's why we are starting this research to listen to the women, to pick up their experiences and to put it in an academic way so that we can show to the Church in each level, the government and the international agencies, the lives of these women that are vulnerable and that we need to work together with States and Church to seek for the solutions of their lives.”