As a member of the NGO Committee on Indigenous Peoples, UNANIMA works to ensure that the cause of indigenous peoples is considered in discussions on human rights, especially with regard to climate change mitigation and adaptation. We are also committed to protecting their rights in the ongoing negotiations related to REDD-plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) in developing countries.
“Following the proceedings of the sessions, hopping from one side event to another, and coming together and sharing views, ideas, learning and insights was indeed an undertaking! This year’s theme, “Promoting Empowerment of People to Achieve the Goals of Social Development” is at the heart of the Salvatorian Sisters’ mission, and I thought of all of them.
Growing up in the Philippines, I quickly learned that there is nothing natural or pre-ordained about poverty, be it material or non-material poverty…
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.
Some sisters in community leadership in UNANIMA USA communities helped create a proposal against trafficking, out of Region 14 of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious… good news out of LCWR!
-–reported by Kathleen Bryant RSC—
Laurie Ferguson, a member of the Australian parliament, stopped by the office in late September. The sisters in UNANIMA communities had told him to come! He is very supportive of ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) and wanted to know more about what we are doing. We talked about trafficking, migration, fracking, and mining the lands of indigenous peoples.…
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