World Union Of Catholic Women's Organizations

Objectives and Mission: 

Promote the presence, participation and co-responsibility of Catholic women in society and Church, in order to enable them to fulfil their mission of [evangelization] and to work for [human development]; promote formation of women to meet contemporary challenges; foster awareness and respect of cultural diversity; promote the international dimension within member organizations; coordinate activities of member organizations at international level; present the positions of WUCWO and represent the member organizations to international bodies; network with other international organizations and faith communities for the respect of human rights, especially for women; encourage ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

General description: 

Implementation by the Board, Commissions and Working Groups, and by national affiliates in the 5 regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America/Caribbean) of the priorities established at the 2001 General Assembly maintain our concern for: (a) women and human rights; (b) violence against women; (c) women and education. Permanent Commissions (5): Family; Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue; Human Rights; Women in Church; Development/Cooperation. Permanent Committees (4): International; Finance; Constitution and Procedures; Spirituality and Liturgy. Regional Conferences and Study Days which implement the priorities of the General Assembly.

Country Presence: 
Field of Interest: 
Human rights, Religion, Women