Water Women

1 March 2014

The theme of the UN Commission on Social Development this February was on empowerment, so UNANIMA and the Sisters of Charity Federation organized a side event featuring Water With Blessings (a project featured in an earlier Update). Larraine Lauter OSU gave an interactive workshop describing the project, which trains women in the use of an […]

Are You Coming to Ghana?

4 January 2013

Our workshop in Tamale, Ghana (on human trafficking) is still scheduled for April 25 and 26 of this year. Communities who have sisters in Eastern Africa (e.g. Togo, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire) might want to let them know this is happening. Holy Child Sister Cecilia Nya ( [email protected] ) is acting as the contact for this event, RE information on visas, housing, and transportation. We hope this will provide UNANIMA communities in the region an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas. S. Michele will be attending this event also.

Try Using Local Strategies

4 January 2013

Many of us get discouraged at the failure of our national governments to act on sustainable development issues like global warming, but sometimes leaders at local levels already are taking action. For example, some leaders of cities/ states/ regions are beginning to make a real difference in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Instead of waiting for the UN or for your national governments, some of you might find an opportunity to meet with/ write a letter to an official of your city, state, or region…or write a letter to your local paper. Ask some of these questions:

The Power of One

4 January 2013

In March 2013 the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) will focus on the priority theme of the Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls. UN Women convened a two day “Stakeholders Forum” for UN staff, government representatives, and NGOs, to raise awareness of issues, create a platform, and build alliances.

We Are Not Waiting!

4 December 2012

So, how shall UNANIMA contribute to this important discussion? At its fall meeting, the UNANIMA board considered a remarkable piece of work submitted by the Social Justice Office of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Montreal.

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