· Vatican City ·

We wanted to meet with and talk to women around the world who are fighting for change and who are the protagonists in the fight for life and freedom today. Afghan, Yazidi, Iranian, Kurdish, African, South American, Indian, migrant women. Different and far from us and yet so close in their desire to change, to transform suffering into leadership, marginalisation into a push for life.

We have done this in Women Church World this month in the simplest of ways: the scribing of 10 letters by Italian female writers who - we are sure - will somehow reach out to the furthest parts of the globe. The language of literature, like that of freedom, is universal. Despite the oppression in the world still being so great, the voices of women today are strong, and capable of crossing borders of all kinds. Their voices demand to be heard.