Faith and Gender Equality: Mind the Gap

Friday 24 January

12:30 – 14:00
Open Forum - Swiss Alpine School (SAMD), Auditorium

Women represent more than half of the world's population. Yet, with enduring patriarchal traditions, women still do not have the same rights as men. Issues of reproductive rights and socially mandated roles in the family remain controversial. Considering the important role of faith in social and economic development, can religious bodies help rethink the role of women in society?

  • Are religions fair to women? How can religious traditions accompany and support the evolving role of women in society?
  • How is modernity transforming religious traditions?