Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime. Between 500,000 to 2 million people are trafficked annually into situations including prostitution, forced labour, slavery or servitude, according to estimates. Women and girls account for about 80 per cent of the detected victims. It is estimated that more than 130 million girls and women […]Read more
- Ending Violence Against Women
- Seeing Another Way of Making a Difference
- Human Rights Committee Determines 46 Refugees Should be Released
- Australian School provides Water and Sanitation Program for Baugo National High School, in the Philippines.
- Climate Change is Real and Human Activity is Responsible – IPCC
On the 17th October, we started our journey to Geneva, Switzerland, to visit the United Nations. We stayed with the Christian Brothers community in Gaillard – just outside of Geneva. The Brothers here, Brian Bond, Moy Hitchen and Peter Harney, make up the Edmund Rice International team. All in all, they could not have been […]Read more
The Human Rights Committee (HRC) has concluded that 46 recognised refugees facing indefinite detention in Australia due to adverse security assessments should be released and offered compensation and rehabilitation. The group includes 42 Tamils from Sri Lanka, three Rohingya from Myanmar and a Kuwaiti. Separately they arrived in Australia between March 2009 and December 2010 […]Read more
Australian School provides Water and Sanitation Program for Baugo National High School, in the Philippines.
“The children who have no clean water to drink, the women who fear for their safety, the young people who have no chance to receive a decent education have a right to better, and we have a responsibility to do better. All people have the right to safe drinking water, sanitation, shelter and basic services.” […]Read more
‘Human influence on the climate system is clear’ and‘Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia.’ These are two of the headline statements from the recently releasedIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Set up in 1988, the IPCC is a UN body based in […]Read more