Press release

Christian Aid set to mark International Woman’s Day with Scottish Parliament event

Christian Aid will mark International Woman’s Day on Thursday March 8th with an event at the Scottish Parliament showcasing the work of ‘Side by Side’, the global faith movement for gender justice.

The event will also host the exhibition, ‘Faith in Gender Justice’, which tells the stories of sixteen inspirational women of faith who are working to challenge gender inequality both here and around the world.

Kathy Galloway, chair of ‘Side by Side’ Scotland said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day by sharing the stories of inspirational women who have worked tirelessly, often under very difficult circumstances, to challenge some of the narratives around gender that prevent equal access to rights, resources and power. We hope that our work raises awareness of the importance of decision makers and faith organisations working together to create gender equality, and our vision is that Side by Side as a movement can be a valuable tool for this happening in Scotland”. 


For further information about the women who will appear in the exhibition and to read their stories please go to

And to learn more about ‘Side by Side’ go to

Notes to Editors:

1. Christian Aid works in some of the world's poorest communities in around 40 countries at any one time. We act where there is great need, regardless of religion, helping people to live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance in tackling the root causes of poverty as well as its effects.

2. Christian Aid’s core belief is that the world can and must be changed so that poverty is ended: this is what we stand for. Everything we do is about ending poverty and injustice: swiftly, effectively, sustainably. Our strategy document Partnership for Change explains how we set about this task.

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