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General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

Challenging the UMC for the full and equal participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church.

2022 Jurisdictional and Central Conferences Compiled Monitoring Report

This report highlights the five jurisdictional conferences in the United States and the Philippines Central Conference. As GCSRW receives information from other Central Conferences we will update this report.

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Episcopal Percentages by Gender 2022

These charts report the percentage breakdown of female and male bishops elected to serve in The United Methodist Church after the 2016 elections and those newly elected in 2022. 

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The Director of Leadership Development and Accountability is a key staff position to help set the vision and direction for the Commission’s ministries and to carry out the overall assigned and emerging functions and tasks of the agency while being in community with Annual Conference COSROWs across the connection.

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General Commission on Status and Role of Women Equal Pay Resource

How Far We've Come and the Distance Still to Go

UMC Clergywomen are Still Significantly Undercompensated. 

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AC COSROW Monitoring Form

Seeking equity at the table...whose voices are we hearing? Whose are silent?

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General Commission on Status and Role of Women - Annual Conference COSROWs Resources

AC COSROW Resources

For 50 years GCSRW and leaders across The UMC have labored to eradicate sexism in the church. What resources are available for your Annual Conference's journey?

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General Commission on Status and Role of Women - Way of Integrity Project

The Way of Integrity 

A small group study encouraging living in right relationship with self and others.

Leaders Guide
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#MeToo Toolkit

A guide to identifying, understanding and responding to sexual misconduct.

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The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women advocates for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church. We’re helping the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children - as full and equal parts of God’s human family. We believe that a fully engaged and empowered membership is vital to The United Methodist Church’s mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

Sexual Ethics

We provide resources for how to respond to and prevent sexual misconduct in The United Methodist Church through education, policies and support.

Monitoring

We monitor annual conferences, jurisdictional conferences, and the General Conference for inclusiveness and report this information to the UMC.

Education

We educate on inclusiveness, expansive language and women's issues in support of both the Church and the world.

Leadership

We nurture clergy and lay leaders in the church, both women and men, to recognize every person – as full and equal parts of God’s human family.