Human Rights

Honouring women’s struggle for justice and human rights

For Human Rights Day 2021 – with its theme of Reducing Inequalities: Advancing Human Rights – we’re looking at the issue of women in peacebuilding through the eyes of women in Latin America, some of whom are being supported through Misean Cara members’ human rights projects. This is the subject of a Learning Brief recently published by …

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New Learning Brief: Women in PeaceBuilding

Each year, we produce a set of themed Learning Briefs that draw on internal and external evaluation and research work conducted over the past few years. Our Learning Briefs aim to distil key findings and points of learning that will be valuable to our members and those in the wider development sector. Our fourth Learning …

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World AIDS Day 2021

Bringing healthcare, dignity and empowerment to people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Livingstone, Zambia The town of Livingstone in the Southern Province of Zambia has the highest rate of HIV and AIDS related diseases in the country. In 1993, the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa established St. Francis Community Integrated Care Programme in …

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Celebrating significant victories for people and planet at the UN

This is a guest blog from Cédric Chatelanat, Institutional Development Manager with Franciscans International, a human rights project partner of Misean Cara’s through the Franciscan Missionary Union.  “The recognition of a right that can be a game changer for environmental protection and ‘care for our common home’ plus a dedicated UN expert that can finally …

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Misean Cara supports Human Rights Day seminar linking education and child rights

To mark World Human Rights Day, Misean Cara partner De La Salle Solidarity International is co-hosting a seminar on best practices from around the world in responding to Pope Francis’s Global Compact on Education, launched in October. This is the third annual seminar on children’s rights by De La Salle and partners the International Catholic …

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ERI online course creates a buzz for human rights in Misean Cara projects

World Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th December, the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The UDHR is a milestone document, supported by many other conventions and declarations since, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political …

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Misean Cara Congratulates Two Missionary Recipients of Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad 2020

  Misean Cara Congratulates Two Missionary Recipients of Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad 2020 Misean Cara offers its warmest congratulations to Fr. Kevin O’Hara and Sr. Pat Murray who on 6th November were both recognised with the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad 2020. The awards were conferred by Irish …

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Misean Cara CEO Praises Irish Government’s ‘Act of Global Solidarity’

“No less than in Ireland, communities in the Global South have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic”, Mr. Moffett said. “Lockdowns have stifled economic activity. For the many people in developing countries who live from day to day, this has presented a massive challenge. Schools have been forced to close, and the worry now …

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