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International Women’s Day at CSW

4 April 2016

In New York City, dozens of women (including Sion sister Sylvia Obrigewitsch NDS below) marked International Women’s Day by rallying outside the Honduras Mission to the United Nations to demand justice for the murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres. She was gunned down in her home last week, less than a year after she […]

Women Hold Up Half the Sky!

4 April 2016

Or maybe even more than half! The energy level of New York City was tripled from March 13- 25 during the UN Commission on the Status of Women. We will report on this in the May Update issue, when the final document is available.

World Water Day

4 April 2016

To celebrate this day, our NGO Mining Working Group joined others to co-sponsor a side event on 22nd March, entitled Women, Water and Wellbeing. The event honored Ambassador Caleb Otto (Mission of Palau to the UN) for his ongoing commitment to champion the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, it recognized the role women play defending land […]

Universal Periodic Review Update

4 April 2016

Another action by our NGO Mining Working Group was the co-submission of a statement to the Human Rights Council in Geneva for the Australian UPR. The statement described the devastating impacts on local community members of coal seam gas mining in Chinchilla, New South Wales—especially damage to potable water. The statement can be read in UN […]

Talitha Kum Visits

4 April 2016

Sister Gabriella Bottani CMS visited the Religious at the UN (RUN) to study how religious interact with the UN, and particularly to visit with groups who are working against human trafficking. She is the Director of Talitha Kum, the anti-trafficking organization created by the UISG (International Union of Superiors General). UNANIMA had a good visit […]

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