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Wednesday 09 March 2016

Women’s Right to Food: States and Businesses Should Be Held Accountable for Protecting Basic Human Rights

The current economic and development model encourages a food system dominated by agri-business; a system which exploits people, natural resources and exacerbates social and gender inequalities. Local communities are displaced, workers are exploited, rural ...[more]

Thursday 21 January 2016


Bénin: Le Comité de l’ONU pour les droits de l’Enfant appelle le Bénin à remédier à la situation des enfants dits sorciers et à renforcer l’enregistrement des naissances [more]

Friday 18 December 2015

Extreme Poverty is a Human Rights Violation: Poverty Reduction Efforts Should Focus on Rights

Greatly concerned by the increasing number of people who find themselves excluded and marginalised from the current global economic system, Pope Francis has urged the Church to give particular attention to vulnerable and poor populations who are often ...[more]

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Fracking: Dirty Fossil-Fuel Energy that Undermines Human Rights

Fracking is the process of breaking up shale underneath the Earth's surface to extract natural gas and oil.  It has been hailed as the new direction to take in energy production, and promoted as a safe alternative to traditional fossil fuel sources, ...[more]

Thursday 10 December 2015

Calling for Human Rights Language in COP21 Paris Agreement

The adverse impacts of climate change are a matter of justice and inequality. Communities who are dependent on the environment for their livelihood – pastoralists, indigenous people, people living on small islands and low coastal zones – and people living ...[more]

Wednesday 25 November 2015

What is COP21? Why are Franciscans Engaging? Listen to the webinar!

Franciscans International, along with the Franciscan Action Network and the General Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Rome, held a webinar on  November 24th 2015, to present the Franciscans' engagement ...[more]

Friday 20 November 2015

Civil Society Shares Recommendations for a Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Geneva hosted its 4th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, at the UN, from November 16th to 18th, 2015. The meeting brings together civil society, governments, NGOs, and the business sector to discuss global standards for addressing business ...[more]