Changed for Good: a Final Reflection on my UNANIMA Internship

10 May 2017

By Colleen Jackson, RSC I am rapidly coming to the conclusion of my 3-month internship at UNANIMA and the UN. It is difficult in a few short sentences to describe the impact of this time, but suffice to say … ‘I have been changed … for good’ (from the musical “Wicked”). Having spent my life […]

Presentation of 2017 Woman of Courage Award at CSW Event

7 April 2017

  One of the highlights of CSW61 was an event co-sponsored by UNANIMA, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, the Sisters of Mercy, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons, and the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking entitled Inherent Dignity, Real […]

Good Shepherd Sister Speaks Passionately on Human Trafficking at CSW61

7 April 2017

At the CSW61 event during which UI presented our 2017 Woman of Courage Award (see previous post) Winifred Doherty, RGS, spoke critically about how women are conditioned from a young age to undervalue themselves and understand their bodies as objects and themselves as commodities. Drawing on examples and expertise of her Sisters work at the […]

April 2017 Flashpoints

6 April 2017

• Hostility toward Anglophones in Cameroon has forced a strike that has now kept Anglophone children out of school for nearly two months. The strike is a response to the repression of English language in the media, internet, and other public and political fora. Cathy Molloy, CND who served in Kumbo, Cameroon for 30 years, […]

UNANIMA International’s 2017 Woman of Courage: Marietta Latonio

10 January 2017

Marietta Latonio is a social worker who lives and works in Cebu, Philippines. She has been the director of many welfare programs; led implementation of community-based programs for more than 20 years; worked for many NGOs focused on the welfare of women and children; has been a lifelong advocate for children’s human rights, and more […]

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