Global Sisters Report is focusing a special series on mining and extractive industries and the women religious who work to limit its damage and impact on the environment, health, and social issues.
Marking the April 22 International Mother Earth Day and the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sisters of Mercy at the UN and the NGO Mining Working Group delivered a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations.
On 8 March, 2016, International Women’s Day, at the request of Mercy International Association, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC, welcomed the presentation: Exploiting Vulnerability - An Exploration of the Lives of Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation.
Mercy Global Action at the UN is delighted to introduce our issue brief on fracking and human rights in English and en español
On Tuesday, 22 March, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the NGO Mining Working Group, Salesians of Don Bosco and Salesian Missions, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations co-sponsored an important side event entitled Women, Water, and Wellbeing.
On Thursday, 17 March, at the Human Right Council, the Sisters of Mercy and the NGO Mining Working Group joined the Western Downs and Wider Unconventional Gas Group of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia to sound alarm bells at the international level regarding the urgent issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Delivered on 3 March
On Thursday ,10 March the ‘Future We Need’ (FWN) group launched their Mining Toolkit: ‘Digging At Our Conscience’.
The inter-congregational ‘Future We Need’ group of representatives from religious congregations has been working on the production of a 'Toolkit' reflecting the impacts of the extractive industries on twelve communities across the world.