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Talitha Kum anti-trafficking App backed by Misean Cara responds to digital threat to human rights.

By Misean Cara Project Officer for Human Rights and Advocacy, Éamonn Casey Tuesday 30th January brought the launch by Talitha Kum, the global inter-congregational network of more than 6,000 religious sisters working against human trafficking, of its new ‘Walking in Dignity’ app to promote peer to peer awareness, mobilisation, and protection among young people. Young …

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Celebrating Potential: International Day of Women & Girls in Science

For the 2024 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Misean Cara Project Officer for Education, Tom Carroll, writes about the progress being made by Misean Cara’s members to advance access to STEM education and careers for women and girls in developing countries, and the potential this has to change individual lives and whole …

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Human Rights Day 75 – Honouring the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Human Rights Day marks the annual challenge to build towards dignity, freedom and justice By Eamonn Casey, Misean Cara Human Rights & Advocacy Project Officer Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th each year to help make people aware of the rights and freedoms inherent to them as human beings – regardless of race, …

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Laudate Deum – Pope Francis issues second letter calling for urgent climate action

Pope Francis’s new initiative for the planet, the papal letter Laudate Deum released on Wednesday 4th October, is another Call to Action, following on from the 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ – since, as the Holy Father said, “our responses have not been adequate”. Laudate Deum is another, more urgent call to Catholics, faith leaders and …

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Misean Cara – Upholding the Right to Quality Education

Read our guest blog on the website of the Irish Forum for Global Education! Click here to read about the contributions of missionaries to global education and the unique ways they enable access to quality, inclusive and equitable education to the furthest behind, a critical pathway to empowering people in developing countries to achieve a …

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UNESCO International Literacy Day 2023 – The story of Maria de Jesus of Brazil

“Because I can read, I can take care of myself now. After being in the literacy programme, I live in a world of light, because I can see and recognise letters and words!”-Maria de Jesus, Brazil Maria de Jesus – Brazil Project: Literacy project for young people, adults and the elderly Misean Cara Member: Religious …

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Where Trees Fall, Communities Rise

Prepared by Éamonn Casey, Misean Cara Human Rights and Advocacy Officer, and Cédric Chatelanat, Institutional Development Manager for the Franciscans International, the blog ‘Where Trees Fall, Communities Rise’ highlights the environmental and human rights impact of foreign logging operations in the Solomon Islands and the research, community outreach, and international advocacy spearheaded by the Franciscans …

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International Women’s Day 2023

Today, on International Women’s Day, meet some of the women and girls participating in Misean Cara member projects who are empowering themselves through new job skills and improved livelihoods; returning to or completing their formal education; or overcoming the injustice of Gender Based Violence to become community advocates for other women. Misean Cara and its members …

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International Day of Education 2023 – To Invest in People, Prioritise Education

Today, according to UNESCO figures, 244 million children and youth are out of school and 771 million adults around the world are illiterate. Without access to quality education people, especially those in vulnerable communities in the developing world, will continue to struggle to break the cycle of poverty that leaves millions of children, youth and …

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