Unanima International logoUNANIMA International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) advocating on behalf of women and children (particularly those living in poverty), immigrants and refugees, and the environment. Our work takes place primarily at the United Nations headquarters in New York, where we and other members of civil society aim to educate and influence policymakers at the global level. In solidarity, we work for systemic change to achieve a more just world.
On the ground, our unique membership consists of 18 congregations of Roman Catholic sisters whose 17,500 constituents work in 79 countries. We bring their voices, concerns, and experiences as educators, health care providers, social workers, and development workers to the United Nations.
UNANIMA in Ghana
1 June 2013. You sponsored a very successful two-day international youth gathering in Tamale, Ghana in late April. Six UNANIMA communities attended (13 sisters) from: the Carmelites of Vedruna, Holy Child Sisters, Religious Sisters of Charity, Sisters of Providence, Religious of Jesus and Mary, and Ursulines, as well as sisters of other communities and lay people who are working against trafficking in the area. There were about 76 people represented, from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, the DR Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and the USA. Some of the sisters travelled three days by bus to get there. … READ MORE
Franciscaninternational_logoFranciscans International is a non-governmental organisation that voices concerns at the United Nations, with and on behalf of the most vulnerable, about justice, poverty and the planet.
United Nation My WorldMy World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.
Through creative online and offline methods, MY World asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.
Talithakum logoTalitha Kum successfully conducted a Counter Trafficking Training Course for Religious Women of East Africa on April 6 – 12, 2011 at the Center of Spirituality of the Little Sisters of St. Joseph in Karen Nairobi, Kenya. 35 Sisters from 30 religious congregations attended the Training Course. They come from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, South Sudan and Zambia. (cfr. Attached list of participants) The Course was ably facilitated by the UISG-IOM team, this time consisting of Sr. Estrella Castalone, FMA and Dr. Stefano Volpicelli of IOM. Sr. Agnes Wamuyu, Executive Secretary of AOSK (Association of Sisterhood of Kenya) coordinated the Course while Sr. Jane Joan Kimathi acted as the local facilitator. The presence of the Papal Nuncio, who presided at the Opening Eucharist assured the participants of the Church’s blessings. READ MORE
Cathii logo 02Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale CATHII
CATHII promeut un monde sans prostitution en s’opposant à la marchandisation du sexe et en luttant contre la législation de la prostitution qui fait augmenter la traite. CATHII dénonce toute forme d’exploitation humaine telle que le travail forcé et l’exploitation sexuelle. En plus de réclamation pour les victimes et travail de conscientisation, CATHII coordonne des actions collectives pour les Congrégations religieuses et leurs alliés et développe des alliances avec des organisations qui ont la même visée.
– Coalition québécoise contre la traite des personnes – Francophonie contre la violence envers les femmes – Tourisme sexuel – Campagne pour l’abolition de la prostitution
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