About us

In all its activities, Mission 21 advocates the establishment of gender equality justice. Together with women’s networks, church and organisational partners, Mission 21 seeks the most appropriate paths for each local situation, aiming to abolish gender hierarchies and discrimination.

The Special Desk:

  • offers financial support to strengthen and advance women and women’s networks of church and organisational partners in Asia, Africa and Latin America,
  • organises lectures and provides information on feminist theology from a southern perspective,
  • and publishes the annual Women’s Letter. This publication, published in English, German, French, Spanish and Indonesian, offers women from four continents a platform for exchanging experiences.

The Women and Gender Special Commission accompanies the Special Desk’s work throughout Switzerland and Germany, supporting as a group of experts.

Members: Esther Janine Zehntner (president ad.i.), Irmgard Frank, Rev. Esther Gisler Fischer, Rev. Claudia Hoffmann, Rev. Christine Höötmann, Rev. Kirsten Jäger, Rev. Maria-Ines Salazar, Evelyne Zinsstag.