who we are

We want to equip Christian women in every sphere of life - church, community, family and business - to contribute effectively to God’s purposes and plans. We aim to encourage and connect women leaders of all ages to develop their gifting and talent, to act strategically and be a voice on issues impacting women and girls. The Women’s Commission is a network of the World Evangelical Alliance and has links to over 500 million when across the globe.

Who We Are

We want to develop Godly leadership in women so they are confidently using their gifts and contributing fully to the life of the Church
We want to see sound Biblical literacy on gender and equality
We want to respond to issues affecting women and girls such as family, violence, trafficking, persecution and health
We want to encourage men and women to work together, appreciating and championing each other.
 
We are a network and provide space for women from many different traditions and organisations to come together to learn from, and resource, each other.
 
We are a founding partner of Rise in Strength (riseinstrength.net) which is a platform for women in international leadership.
 
The Call to All Christians is a prophetic statement setting out what evangelical women across the world want to declare about the experiences of women and girls. 
It was endorsed by the World Evangelical Alliance General Assembly in 2019.
It is available in 9 languages.
 
The Women’s Commission of the WEA operates in 8 regions – Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa, North America, and the Pacific. 
We work with evangelical alliances and also partner with groups from the wider Christian community.
We have a volunteer International Team of around 20 women leaders who guide the values and work of the Women’s Commission and contribute effective strategies. 
We are honoured to work with the Anti-trafficking Taskforce of the WEA, with organisations doing valuable research on religious persecution and various theological colleges.
 

LEADERSHIP & PARTNERS

Latin America
Silvia Brynjolfson – Canada/Argentina
Fatima  Roca – Bolivia
Genoveva Mejia
Carmen de Castro
 
North America
Ruth Thorogood – Canada
Jeanette Salguero – USA
 
PACIFIC
Rachel Taumoepeau – NZ/Pacific
Janet Tuck – NZ
 
MENA
Nabila Nakhla – Egypt
Ghada Balm – Jordan
Madleine Sara – Holy Land
 
Africa
Fortuna Tioye – Africa
 
Caribbean
Jenifer Johnson – Barbados
 
Asia
Susan Chan – Malaysia
MayPan Lynn – Myanmar
Yoon-Hee Kim – South Korea
 
Europe
Hannelore Illgen – Germany
 
We partner with various groups to strengthen our work
Helene Fisher – France, an expert on persecution of women
Emma Dipper – UK, expert on cross-cultural mission
Claire Rush – UK, represents Girls Brigade International
Julia Bicknell – UK, media expert on persecution
 

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