Archive for March, 2016
On International Women’s Day, thousands called on world leaders in an open letter to do more for women everywhere. Why? Because it is widely accepted that investing in girls and women lifts everyone out of extreme poverty more quickly. Act now and add the power of your voice in support of women everywhere. One click […]
Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores was a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people, and co-founder and coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras. Early in the morning, on March 3, in La Esperanza, Honduras, unidentified men broke into her home and murdered her. Cáceres was the cofounder of […]
This autumn’s Justice Jottings is now available to read and share. In this edition: Petition for environmental martyr Berta Caceres High Court ruling on offshore detention and the Presentation response Ballina sisters’ support for refugees Oppression in West Papua Quandamooka artefacts returned Indigenous leaders speak on Closing the Gap You can download it here […]
Water is essential for life, and its increasing scarcity threatens peace on Earth. “Wake Up the World! Reflections with Pope Francis” explores this critical issue and, may be accessed here. This reflection comes to us from the Sisters’ The Holy Cross International Justice Office.
The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature. – From the Earth Charter This year, Earth Hour is on Saturday March 19 at 8:30-9.30pm local time. This […]
The Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations in New York on 14th-24th March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world will attend the session. The Priority theme is Women’s Empowerment and its link to Sustainable Development. For more information on the elimination and […]