Against the Odds: Women Leading the Struggle for Global Justice

This paper presents an overview of some of the many areas where women are leading and creating change around the world. Focusing particularly on areas that Trócaire works on, the paper includes individual women's stories of leadership to highlight both the countless achievements of women across the globe, as well as the contextual challenges that women face in seeking to take on decision-making and leadership roles.
 
This paper is a call to action for governments, in particular the Irish Government, to stand behind, support and enable all women to become empowered, and to ensure gender-sensitive decision-making at all levels on the issues affecting women's lives.