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Sister Gilberte Bussière Is Free!

30 June 2014

According to a press release from the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, on June 1 (the day after they celebrated their great community feast of the Visitation) they learned of the release of their Sister Gilberte Bussière and fathers Marta and Allegri, who had been kidnapped on April 5 in Tchéré (Northern Cameroon). Sister Gilberte first went to Yaoundé, […]

Congratulations, Canada!

30 June 2014

After 10 years of work by Member of Parliament Joy Smith, and many hours of advocacy by UNANIMA communities, on June 4, 2014 the Canadian Parliament passed Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, introduced by Justice Minister Peter MacKay in response to a Supreme Court decision (Canada v Bedford). For the […]

Welcome, Tori

30 June 2014

Meet Victoria Larson, our new UNANIMA assistant. A native of Scituate, Massachusetts, Tori graduated from Vassar College this June with a B.A. in Geography and a passion for human rights. Throughout her undergraduate career, she focused her studies on migration, with a particular interest in the position of women in the global migration discourse. She […]

News from Brazil

30 June 2014

During large sporting events like the World Cup and the Olympic Games, criminal gangs and predators seeking to capitalize on the increased demand for prostitution lure poor, vulnerable girls to the arenas and hotels with the promise of lucrative “work.” To combat this scourge, Talitha Kum (Little Girl, Arise), an international network of religious orders […]

Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

30 June 2014

Quiz your friends: What is the most inclusive of any world treaty? The NPT, because 190 countries are parties to it. The foundation for global efforts to achieve a world free from nuclear dangers, it has three main components: non-proliferation, disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The treaty is reviewed every five years to […]

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