Gender Equality Blog
A month ago, a male friend of mine- a university professor- told me that the topic of gender equality should be discussed in a manner that is ‘non-threatening to men’. My answer to him was ‘when you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’.
Ligória Felipe dos Santos is a farmer in the Brazilian semiarid region. She was born and became a woman in a rural community in the municipality of Esperança, in Paraiba.
If you're not there, it's difficult to imagine the lives of the Zimbabwean women and children regularly sexually assaulted for protesting the mining activities at the Marange diamond fields.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)
The Encyclical Letter ‘Laudato sì’ had a huge impact and sparked a lively debate around its contents. Indeed, the document focuses on the crisis of the ‘common home’ of humanity, identifying the problems and indicating the path.