Women Religion and Peace

Women and children suffer disproportionately in conflict and war as a result of the poverty, disease, malnutrition and debility that is brought about by vast arms and military expenditure worldwide

As a Secular humanist I would like to see a recognition of the role of the major religions in the position of women, their reproductive rights - and the relevance of women's role in population control and economic development - to the attainment of peace.

I would like to see a total commitment to UN health and population control programmes relevant to the need to match population growth to sustainable proportions in both developing and industrial countries.

And I believe that greater political participation by women would bring these issues to the top of the agenda and since many of not most conflicts are political and arise out of control of scarce resources, would advance the peace agenda. As would removing the effects of religion on AIDS and population control

·         Women’s rights and education equal to those of men

·         Equality in the workplace, the home, in administration     in the professions and government.

·         Political empowerment participation and voting rights

·         Economic independence and access to finance

·         Health and reproductive rights

·         Contraception and abortion rights and condom use unhampered by religions

·         An End to female circumcision

·         An end to forced and child marriage

·         An end to killing of girl babies

Violence against women both violates them as individuals, and impairs their ability to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms. It is one of the mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate role. It can be perpetrated in private, in domestic violence, rape, by societies and cultural practices such as trafficking of women and children for servitude and the sex trade. There can be no just peace while women and children's human rights are sacrificed to political and military goals.

See also 'A Challenge to Religion on Health'

www.c.s.e.freeuk.com/AtheistPerspectives.htm

 

www.secularsites.freeuk.com

www.rootsofsexism.freeuk.com

www.workshop3.freeuk.com

 

Women Religion and Peace

Women and children suffer disproportionately in conflict and war as a result of the poverty, disease, malnutrition and debility that is brought about by vast arms and military expenditure worldwide

As a Secular humanist I would like to see a recognition of the role of the major religions in the position of women, their reproductive rights - and the relevance of women's role in population control and economic development - to the attainment of peace.

I would like to see a total commitment to UN health and population control programmes relevant to the need to match population growth to sustainable proportions in both developing and industrial countries.

And I believe that greater political participation by women would bring these issues to the top of the agenda and since many of not most conflicts are political and arise out of control of scarce resources, would advance the peace agenda. As would removing the effects of religion on AIDS and population control

·         Women’s rights and education equal to those of men

·         Equality in the workplace, the home, in administration     in the professions and government.

·         Political empowerment participation and voting rights

·         Economic independence and access to finance

·         Health and reproductive rights

·         Contraception and abortion rights and condom use unhampered by religions

·         An End to female circumcision

·         An end to forced and child marriage

·         An end to killing of girl babies

Violence against women both violates them as individuals, and impairs their ability to enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms. It is one of the mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate role. . It can be perpetrated in private, in domestic violence, rape, by societies and cultural practices such as trafficking of women and children for servitude and the sex trade. There can be no just peace while women and children's human rights are sacrificed to political and military goals.

See also 'A Challenge to Religion on Health'

www.c.s.e.freeuk.com/AtheistPerspectives.htm

 

www.secularsites.freeuk.com

www.rootsofsexism.freeuk.com

www.workshop3.freeuk.com