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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.

All events, requirements and statements will be presented through our member groups to the communities, the national bishop’s conferences as well as to national and regional representatives.

We celebrate the conclusion of our pilgrimage towards a truly synodal gender-just Church in Rome with a Synod of Women. In Rome, we will present locally and virtually, our wishes and our goals to those responsible and jointly stand up together for dignity, equality and justice in our church.

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.

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.


International Women’s Day 2023

The Catholic women’s Council is pleased to invite you to the event we are organizing to celebrate Women’s Day 2023. Theme: Is the Process of Synodality Expanding or Shrinking the Tent for Women? (Click 'More Info' for Zoom link)
Thursday 9th March, 2023. Time: 13.00 CET; 12UK time; 7.00 US ET; 17.30 IST; 8 p.m. Hongkong; Malaysia Manila time; 23.00. AEST

Initiatives location

View Previous 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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