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The Catholic Women’s Council (CWC), is a coalition of Catholic women’s groups and networks from different countries which are joining together for a pilgrimage towards Rome. Through virtual and local initiatives, these groups are setting an example for dignity and equality in the life of the Church.

The understanding of equal dignity and equal rights is at the forefront of all events, which are intended to facilitate meetings on an equal basis within the framework of a virtual pilgrimage until the autumn of 2022.

We celebrate the conclusion of our pilgrimage towards a truly synodal gender-just Church in Rome with a Synod of Women. We hope that the initiatives of our member groups will inspire, uncover and express the hopes, commonalities and issues confronted by many Catholics around the world.

Our Goal

These virtual and physical pilgrimages will lead our united groups to better understand the perspectives, strengths and struggles of Catholic women around the world. We hope that through shared understanding with our global sisters, different voices can come together in a harmonious vision of hope for the Church.

Events and Initiatives

The different virtual and physical pilgrimages  should lead to a better understanding of the perspectives, strengths and struggles of Catholic women around the world. We hope that through common understanding with our sisters, different voices around the world can come together in a harmonious vision of hope for the Church.

All events and initiatives are organised by the CWC member groups. Find out where your local CWC event is taking place or join an online virtual initiative.

Not an affiliated group of CWC? Click here to find out how your group can join.

Initiatives location

Event by VoF: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

This week, Voices of Faith (VoF) is starting a series of events in celebration of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. Here you may find a detailed program and description

Analysing the results: Violence suffered by women within the Catholic Church

With the special presence of the artist Mónica Mayer. Come and see the strength of the campaign 'Violence suffered by women within the Catholic Church' from the space of 'In the footsteps of Sophia'. Your participation is essential. You can write in your language if you wish. Everything will be translated into English or Spanish at the end to make it known. Cheer up! Get involved! To register on Zoom, contact Also available on Facebook Live at Teologia Feminista.
Wednesday, 24th November 2021 at 11.00 a.m. (Mexico time)

XXV Women and Theology Conference: Spiritualities and Wisdoms between Women and Mother Earth

Speakers: Lic. Sofia Chiparra, Aymara theologian; Dr. Geraldina Céspedes, Dominican theologian; Dr. Ivone Gebara, Brazilian theologian. Note: The event will be in Spanish.
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 September, 2021 | Zoom and Facebook Live

Celebrate Mary: Hope for every Girl Child

You are invited by Indian Women’s Theological Forum (IWTF) to break bread, drink the cup of Solidarity and reflect upon the girl child, in a celebration of Mary’s Birthday.

Inclusive Synod

Dear Friends, tickets are now on sale for the Root & Branch Inclusive lay-led synod 5 - 12 September 2021. You can participate online or you can attend in person in Bristol, UK. We do hope you will buy and promote as widely as possible.
5 - 12 September 2021 | Bristol

Past Initiatives

The CWC network has carried out joint global actions and its own locally organised initiatives. Click on the button below to learn about the past pilgrim actions.

Express yourself

We want to know, what dignity and equality mean to you as a Catholic. Express your ideas in your own creative way – it could be an inspiring message or a vision of the future of our Church, an artwork, a poem or a song. Share a symbol, a sign or a story. We are curious about what you want to add to our mosaique!

Click the pictures below to see how other Catholics around the world are expressing themselves.

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