International Women's Day

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Legal group highlights forced marriages, conversions on International Women’s Day

A Christian group marked International Women’s Day 2021 by highlighting forced marriages and conversions - an ongoing problem for millions... Read more

The Zocalo of Oaxaca City. Credit: Joseluisjuarezperez via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Feminists attack, desecrate church in Oaxaca

A group of feminists taking part in a women’s rights march in Oaxaca City on Sunday attacked Ss. Cosmas and... Read more

Mirreille Twayigira in Rome on March 8, 2017.

My life isn't a tragedy – a Rwandan woman's incredible story of survival

She begged and scrounged for food in the forest; she drank water from a stream with dead bodies in it;... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 1 2014.

Vatican event to highlight key role of women in peace-building

To mark International Women's Day, the Vatican invited women from across the globe to discuss not only their work as... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 1, 2014.

Women's day at the Vatican underscores the power of mercy

The concept of mercy is not easy for Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, a Filipina activist who has suffered a series of trials... Read more

Burmese members of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd celebrate International Women's Day 2015 in Yangon.

Nuns in Burma encourage empowerment of women, end to inequality

A community of women religious held a workshop in Burma's largest city over the weekend to mark International Women's Day,... Read more