Gender Equality Blog
Women in Cambodia’s sex industry suffer from abuse, exploitation, and violence.
A friend recently told me about a science fiction book where all individuals living on an imaginary planet are "ambisexual", with no fixed gender identity, thus both being able to give birth, breastfeed their new-born children and taking care of their dependents.
On the occasion of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN, some of our member organizations were present and share with us their perspectives and thoughts on this event.
The reflection on gender equality in the Christian tradition – and in the case of the Catholic church – must have Jesus of Nazareth and his Christian project as a reference; in truth, it is a reference for all in the different dimensions of life, whether personal, communitarian, economic, political, etc. This avoids a debate founded on philosophical traditions, generally innocuous and a source of divisions.
Gender equality is not about women. It’s about women, men boys and girls, it’s about our shared humanity and creating fairer societies that recognise the right of each person to be treated with dignity.