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CSW 66 Commission on the Status of Women (14-25 March 2022). Panel Event: Multi-religious Collaboration: The Tipping Point for Engendered Climate Change Policies. 15 March 2022- 10.00 – 11.30 am EST Religions for Peace hosted a CSW66 Parallel Event titled “Multi-Religious Collaboration: The Tipping... more
The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, on behalf of its members in 72 countries throughout the world deplore the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Forces. This invasion is causing... more
An event not to be missed: the Commission on the Status of Women will be online this year! Register to be able to explore and participate: no need to travel to New York, a unique opportunity ... Join us at our Virtual Exhibit Booth at CSW 65 March 14 - 26. To access the Virtual Exhibit Booth one... more
APRIL 10, 2020 ( CISA ) – sisters of the congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in Africa have expressed concern for beneficiaries of their programs as projects close down over Covid 19 pandemic. “The onset of COVID 19 has heavily affected the work of our religious communities and... more
From the Japan/ Philippines Unit on their response to the current COVID-19 situation in their communities: “Our current response is minimal but meaningful. The province was in the middle of preparations and duration of the chapter when our government declared lockdown. Our priority is to adhere to... more
Responses towards the global catastrophe – COVID 19 by Good Shepherd Sri Lanka The present global reality brings us to a very different experience in comparison to other disasters that we have faced in our life time. It is the worst ever crisis to strike the entire world. The Tsunami, flood... more
Chapter 3 provides a discussion of key regional dimensions of, and developments in, migration. The discussion focuses on six world regions, namely Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Northern America and Oceania. For each of these regions, the analysis includes: An overview and a... more
Fifth Annual Symposium on the role of Financing for Sustainable Development Towards an Economy of Life Economy of Life: Faith-based Perspectives on Economic Justice as a Moral Imperative Panel One will present a faith-based framing of financing for sustainable development, including the moral... more
The GSIJP Office expresses its gratitude to Marta Iris López Castillo, the outgoing NGO Regional Designate for Latin America and the Caribbean, who served faithfully from 2011 to 2018. Marta Iris contributed substantively and made a lasting impact at the regional and global level. We recognize and... more
On September 27 and 28th the UN General Assembly and Member States will will review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons and issue a Political Declaration outlining the way forward in the fight against trafficking. We are concerned that the trafficking of women and girls under... more
A journey from unknown to representation, by Donatus Lili In a period of uncertainties, when the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity were merging with the Good Shepherd, I was the Justice Peace link for the Kenya province in 2016, and later the NGO Regional Designate for Africa in January 2017. On my... more
UNANIMA International’s 2017 Woman of Courage: Marietta Latonio Marietta Latonio, advocate, researcher, professor of social work, and monitor and evaluation officer at Good Shepherd Welcome House, Cebu in the Philippines was awarded a ‘Woman of Courage’ by Sr Jean Quinn, Executive Director of... more
Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030 Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2017 Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent... more
Good Shepherd at the Second World Congress against the Sexual Exploitation of Women & Girls, New Delhi, January 29-31, 2017 A combined report by Sr. Vimala Bai &Sr Jacquline Dhas Prostitution is an absence of choice. It is never a choice. We, four Good Shepherd Sisters from India (Hilda... more
"Pray without ceasing" Next Wednesday we are invited to join the World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Trafficking in Persons. Day wanted by Pope Francis according to the suggestion of the UISM last year. This year, the emphasis is on Trafficking in Children, many victims of traffickers and... more
Sr. Magdalena Saavedra from the Centre of Overseas Workers, Davao, Philippines and Theresa Symons from MDO Asia Pacific, represented Good Shepherd at the recent Civil Society Programme for Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 8-9 December. There were about... more
Good Shepherd Asia Pacific Commitment From 21 to 27 October 2016, 51 participants from 18 countries in Asia Pacific gathered at Maryridge, Tagaytay, Philippines, for a capacity building workshop on Anti Trafficking. While a smaller workshop had been held in 2011, since then almost all the countries... more
The year 2016 started with several activities at the UN-Geneva. The Committee on the Rights of the Child , which is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties held the 71 st Session from January 11 to 29 . The... more