Supports and promotes women as subjects of social change and empowers women to advocate for their interests and goals and, alongside men, equally influence community development, the definition of strategic priorities and political decisions. EWI supports and promotes practical action against violence and injustice against women. We engage our own religious traditions against the patriarchal dominance of men over women as we consider it to be against our religious traditions, values and authentic practice. In the selection of project topics supported, EWI’s orientation is towards priorities recognised by women in the region of southeast Europe in their local and religious communities.
A commitment to social change within a framework of peaceful conflict resolution. This framework includes work on reconciliation and the creation of public policies that prevent the resurgence of violent conflict. Nonviolence is centred on resistance to passive acceptance of social injustice as well as to counter militarism for the violent resolution of conflict. As an ecumenical organisation we recognise peacebuilding as a component of religious and personal identity: working towards sustainable peace, we testify to our relationship with people and with God.
Has a special focus on women believers and theologians who draw strength and inspiration from their religious identity to work towards a common good with others from different religious traditions. Its aims are community in diversity and faith that connects and supports peaceful coexistence. Since all traditional religions are burdened by patriarchy, we see an opportunity to expand religious spaces for the full affirmation of women.