In addition to carrying out advocacy suggestions from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Women supports ecumenical and secular advocacy around issues of faith.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days
Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community that holds an annual education and advocacy conference around different social issues for Christian advocacy. Considered the premier Christian advocacy event in the United States, EAD provides faith advocates with worship, theological reflection, learning and witness to strengthen the collective Christian voice and mobilize for advocacy on a wide variety of policy issues that impact the most vulnerable, particularly women and children around the world.
Presbyterian Women encourages participation in Ecumenical Advocacy Days. Information about leadership development grants for young women attending EAD will be available soon!
Commission on the Status of Women
Presbyterian Women advocates for justice for women and girls at the international level through the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The Commission is the principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
CSW is instrumental in shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Representatives of Presbyterian Women have been participating in the annual Commission since 2005.
Presbyterian Women has formed a delegation to participate both in-person and online in the 67th session of CSW, which will meet March 6–17, 2023. Watch for coverage during and following the event!
The focus of the 67th session of the Commission is “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The review theme is “Challenge and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.”