COP21: Franciscan Engagement

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

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Civil Society Shares Recommendations for a Legally Binding Treaty

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...

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Benin: UN Human Rights Committee requests government to step up efforts towards universal birth registration and punishment of infanticide

On November 5, 2015 the UN Human Rights Committee released its recommendations addressed to Benin after monitoring the civil and political rights...

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Tanzania: East-African partners meet to discuss common issues in their struggle for economic, social, and cultural rights

In an effort to build stronger coordination among its African partners, FI has been conducting a series of regional training workshops across the...

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Human rights abuses on Manus Island

“I do not want your understanding, I want you to do something,” - detainee on Manus Island

This is the sentence that changed everything for Carol, a...

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Critical assessment for Sustainable Development

From September 25th to 27th, 2015, Heads of States and Governments gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to adopt the new set...

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West Papua: Targeted Killing of Indigenous Papuan Youth Needs To Stop

With the endorsement of 14 local, national, and international NGOs, Franciscans International submitted an urgent appeal to the UN regarding the...

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Launch of New Handbook & Video

The September 21 launch gave an opportunity for some key players in the fight against extreme poverty to express their appreciation for the handbook...

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Natural Resource Extraction as Root Cause of Human Rights Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Monseigneur Fridolin Ambongo Besungu challenged the international community to consider natural resource extraction in the DRC as the underlying cause...

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Colombia: Devastating Impact of Mining on Indigenous Populations

In November 2014, a group of Afro-Colombian women walked the 600 kilometres from their villages in the department of Cauca, to Bogota, the Colombian...

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