International Women's Day 2019: #BalanceForBetter


Much has been said in recent years about the heavy impact on women of war, armed conflict and violence at every level. At the same time, women too often are perceived only as victims, and the strong leadership of women in the peacemaking field is neither recognised nor welcomed. The establishment of UN Women and the important work on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related resolutions indicate growing consciousness of this reality.

Pax Christi has witnessed for many years the powerful presence and the untiring commitment of women working for peace. Pax Christi leadership from the very beginning of our movement has been fully inclusive of women. Our international network strives to promote the visibility of this legacy and to consciously incorporate the witness and wisdom of women into our peace agenda at every level. Pax Christi has much to contribute to the global effort to bring the contribution of women more into the centre of the work for sustainable peace.

Read more about International Women's Day and the 2030 Agenda here.

Resources for International Women's Day

International Women's Day, IWD2019, Virginia Saldanha, Voices of Faith