Efforts by Women of Faith to Achieve Gender Equality
Women of faith have played an integral role in the fight for gender equality in myriad ways, including feminist theology, leadership in houses of worship, advocacy for immigrants and refugees, and more. For years, women have Faithful connections
struggled to gain equality in all areas of life—from the home to the workplace, and especially in positions of leadership. Despite being of the population, only 14.6 percent of executive officers in companies are women, and overall, women only earn for every dollar men make. These discrepancies are even larger among Yet women of faith have historically played a pivotal role in challenging gender inequality, and they continue to defy stereotypes in politics, the workplace, and houses of worship. Here are five ways in which women of faith are fighting for gender equality at work and in broader society—empowering young women as feminist and womanist theologians, faith community leaders, social justice advocates, and elected officials.