RJM Students from Mexico Visit UN and UNANIMA

7 April 2017

In early March, a group of young women from a secondary school in Mexico run by the Religious of Jesus and Mary, traveled to New York City to compete in a “Model UN” competition being held near UN Headquarters. Model UN is an extra-curricular activity in which secondary schools around the world are engaged. Schools […]

Carol Regan SUSC writes about her experience at a panel on Hate Speech and Genocide –

4 March 2013

“…because language is a tool we all use in our daily lives and ministry. Panelists from Africa, Europe, and the Americas (diplomats, academics, a psychologist, and a journalist) reflected on the tension that exists between free speech, censorship, common sense, and hate speech. Although nations have no obligation to protect their citizens from offense (consequently, blasphemy is not usually a crime), they are obliged to protect from harm. Thus free speech is not absolute: there is no ‘right,’ for example, to advertise for child pornography.”

Mariam Norick RJM writes about her experience at the Commission on Social Development

4 March 2013

“These meetings and side events included topics like: empowerment of women, youth, the environment, trafficking of women and children, migration, environment, unemployment / under-employment, social protection floor, disabilities, education and social integration…. each one offering a wealth of information and food for thought. But one struck me repeatedly as extremely relevant and timely– the very passionate cry of youth for a hearing. Over one-half of the world population is comprised of youth, and in the South the percentage is even higher.

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.

News Flashes!

4 January 2013

Suzette Clark RSC alerted the Australian Justice Network about the issue of coal seam development, and offered them resources and recommendations. She was featured in the Newsletter of Catholic Religious Australia.

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