Eileen Stewart-Rhude (Executive Director, WEA Commission on Women’s Concerns)

MISSION, VISION, OBJECTIVES

The WEA Commission on Women's Concerns (CWC) is a global network of compassionate and visionary women seeking to identify and address the unique needs of women around the world. CWC provides, through WEA, an internationally respected voice and platform for women of the church globally.

CWC endeavours to partner with other international women's organizations for the benefit of women world-wide. Examples of organizations include ENTRUST (Europe), Women of Global Action (Africa), KNOW YOUR BIBLE (South Pacific), European Freedom Network (EFN) and others.

PRESENT OUTCOMES OF NEEDS ANALYSES

Major issues being addressed include poverty, illiteracy, HIV/Aids and advocacy, counselling, gender equality according to scripture, domestic violence and abuse of women, the worth of women, capacity building, education and leadership development. Since 2008, human trafficking became a primary focus also, and members of the CWC serve on the WEA Human Trafficking task force. To read more about our current strategies, click here

STRUCTURE

Currently the Global Council of the CWC consists of a Director for each region, appointed by the General Secretary of the region.

ASIA:
Dr Leela Manasseh, Chair ; Dr. Sierry Tendero, Asia regional Director

CARIBBEAN:
Jenifer J. Johnston

EUROPE:
Mrs. Jennifer Roemhildt, Human-Trafficking focus

MIDDLE EAST:
Dr. Nabila Butrous, Vice Chair

NORTH AMERICA:
Rev. Eileen Stewart-Rhude, Executive Director

Regional Directors seek to identify and appoint potential national leaders and to assist them in choosing and directing local leaders. The Regional Director trains and guides national leaders regarding the goals and objectives of the CWC.

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