Women and Migration in the African Context

About 100 men and women gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, June 6-8 for a regional conference on religious and migration in the 21st century, having the specific focus of “Women and Migration in the African Context”. Organized by six New York based religious NGOs at the UN (Congregations of St. Joseph, Augustinians International, Franciscans International, Passionists International, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and VIVAT International), it gathered a rich mix of about 100 participants, (more…)

Working with and for Women

In March 2017, several members of the CSJ Justice and Peace International Commission attended the United Nations 2017 Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for the Commission was “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.”

In preparation for this meeting, we asked Sisters and Associates to send stories of how women were making a difference. (more…)

UN Focus on Ending Poverty

The UN Commission on Social Development held its 55th session at UN headquarters in New York, February 1-10, 2017. As its theme “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all” indicates, development is truly sustainable only when poverty in all its forms has ended. This year’s meeting gave particular focus to the most vulnerable, in particular youth and those with disabilities. (more…)