International Women’s Day (IWD)

Bishop Dionísio Hisiilenapo of Angola’s Namibe Diocese. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Women “forced to hate motherhood, life”: Angolan Bishop on International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2024

On the  annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, a Catholic Bishop in Angola has lamented the forcing of women into “modern” thinking patterns and identities that foster hatred of motherhood, life, and family.

Logo of the Africa Christian Professionals Forum (ACPF). Credit: ACPF

Christian Professionals in Africa Hail Women for Strengthening Family Unit

Mar 7, 2024

Christian Professionals in Africa have recognized the “profound impact” of women in society, especially their role in instilling values in their families.

Archbishop Goetbé Edmond Djitangar of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese. Credit: Cloche TV

International Women’s Day: Archbishop in Chad Calls for “respect” for Women

Mar 7, 2024

Ahead of the  annual event of the International Women’s Day (IWD) marked March 8, the Archbishop of Chad’s N’Djamena Archdiocese has called for respect and consideration for women in Church and society.

Fr. Charles Mbikoyo. Credit: Solène Tadié / NCRegister

Catholic Priest Pushes for Gender Inclusivity in South Sudan, Lauds Women as “transparent”

Mar 10, 2023

A Catholic Priest in South Sudan is advocating for gender inclusivity in the world’s youngest nation.

Rev. Dr. Kabonde Peggy Mulambya / AACC

I Was Strongly Opposed as a Woman in Church Leadership, Former Official in Zambia Recounts

Mar 14, 2021

The former Secretary General of the United Church of Zambia, a union of Churches in the Southern African nation has narrated her experience at the helm of Church leadership in the country, recalling that she always faced opposition on the basis of her gender.

A poster announcing the March 8 webinar organized by the All African Council of Churches (AACC) / All African Council of Churches (AACC)

Church Leaders in Africa Call for Strengthening of Gains Women Made Before COVID-19 Advent

Mar 9, 2021

The outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent socio-economic plunge has undone the gains that were made to empower women, Church leaders at the Monday, March 8 All African Council of Churches (AACC) event have observed.

Members of the Association of Sisterhood's of Kenya (AOSK) in the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar during the celebration of the International Women's Day at Lodwar Women's Prison. / AOSK Lodwar Diocese

Catholic Nuns in Kenya Boost Prisoners’ Confidence in Women’s Day Celebrations in Lodwar

Mar 8, 2021

Hope reigned behind the heavy walls of Lodwar Women Prison on Saturday, March 6 when Catholic Nuns belonging to various Religious Orders in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar visited the correctional facility, bringing it to life on the celebration of the International Women’s Day (IWD).

Women of the Young Christian Workers Movement at the 2020 International Women’s Day Celebration at the Christ the King Parish on Sunday March 8, 2020. 3rd right is Nana Oye Lithur, Gender Activists and Human Rights Lawyer. / Damian Avevor

Gender Empowerment is Answer to End Corruption in Ghana, Human Rights Lawyer Says

Mar 11, 2020

As Ghana joined the rest of the world to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, a Catholic gender activist argued that the only solution to the eradication of corruption in the West African Country is pushing for gender equality and allowing women to take up leadership positions.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria, the Chairman of the Commission for Pastoral and Lay Apostolate under the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), Archbishop of Nyeri. / ACI Africa

“Women are a gift to us,” Kenyan Archbishop to Thousands of Catholic Women Pilgrims

Mar 10, 2020

On the eve of the International Women’s Day (IWD), a Kenyan Prelate hailed the over 20,000 members of the Catholic Women Association (CWA) in Kenya who gathered at the Marian Shrine in Nakuru Diocese for their annual pilgrimage, appreciating them as “a gift to” the Church.