On June 30, 1998, Quaker women first met in the Women's Center of the Friends General Conference Gathering in
River Falls, Wisconsin to articulate goals for the Women's Movement in the next century.
Each of the approximately thirty women spoke of her concerns and hopes for the future. Among us were mothers, grandmothers,
professionals and non-professionals of all kinds. Some had thought about this for a long time and others spoke
from the moment. We remembered the history, the successes, the failures, and the methods of our Quaker women ancestors.
The women who offered these ideas expected that additions and/or deletions would be made at the 1999 Gathering.
In the intervening year many Friends read these goals, made constructive comments, and on July 6, 1999, Quaker
women from around the North American continent met again at the Friends General Conference Gathering in Kalamazoo,
Michigan, to affirm what follows.
We take our values as Quaker women into the world at large in order to lessen the present high level of social
anxiety felt by women.
We seek global change in the areas of religion, finance, family, health, education and economic priorities.
For questions or comments about
Women's Goals and Programs for the 21st Century,
contact Mary Hopkins at [email protected]
Program Plan of Operation covers these five program areas: (Click on each line below for the respective goals.)
Understanding that we are in process, we will do this in concert with people
of all gender orientations and no goal will be set which is not of benefit to everyone, women and children and
The fact that no methods have been established to achieve these goals does not preclude the need to establish
goals. While we may not agree on all the specifics, we support the intent of what follows.
Includes Plan of Action and how you can help.