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Tuesday 20 December 2011

Against Human Trafficking

In December 2011, Mrs. Christine Carolan, National Projects Coordinator for ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) visited Geneva to work with FI advocates and meet with other NGOs and government officials working on the ...[more]


Monday 12 December 2011

Appeal to Indonesian President for Human Rights and Democracy

On 10 December 2011, FI signed a joint letter of concern to the President of Indonesia about the severe human rights violations committed by the Indonesian security forces against peaceful participants of the “Third Papuan People’s Congress” in Abepura, ...[more]


Monday 12 December 2011

Former Child-Soldiers in Northern Uganda

The rehabilitation of former child-soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda is an issue that the FI is closely monitoring at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and at the UN Security Council in New York. In December, Brig. Fred O. Tolit, ...[more]


Monday 12 December 2011

FI Participates in Durban Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011 (COP 17) from 28 November to 9 December brought together representatives of the world's governments, international organisations and civil society including representatives of the Franciscan ...[more]


Monday 12 December 2011

FI Attends International OFM Conference on the Amazons

In the Amazons, individuals and organisations are seeking economic gain at all costs—human and environmental—with no regard for the region’s biological and human diversity and climate change.  FI staff recently attended a Franciscan conference in ...[more]


Monday 12 December 2011

Workshop on Follow-up of UPR Recommendations for Uganda and Tanzania

Franciscans International and the Franciscan Family in Uganda organised an in-country workshop on the UN Human Rights Mechanisms to follow-up on the first cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Twenty-five participants representing seven Franciscan ...[more]


Friday 09 December 2011

We are all Responsible for Human Rights

“Why do human rights matter to me as a Christian?” was the question posed to 50 teenagers during their confirmation class at Jean XXIII Church in Geneva. We all have a responsibility to know our rights and to uphold those of others to ensure a more just ...[more]


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