Mining and Gender Justice

March 11, 2010

VIVAT addresses Gender in Relation to Mining at the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Working Group on Mining hopes to bring to light the egregious negative impacts of mining in relation to women, indigenous peoples, and the environment to the international arena. With these hopes, VIVAT and the Working Group plans on holding two more parallel events during the remaining Commissions and Forums later this year on indigenous peoples’ rights and on sustainable development. [leer…]

Reaching Out to Haiti in its Time of Need

March 10, 2010

The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, is struggling to recover. [leer…]

Opportunities for Women, Promotion of Women

March 1, 2010

By Benigilda Ladia,SSpS In Ethiopia, women are still considered less important in many aspects of life than their male counterparts.  In addressing this pressing issue, the SSpS of Ethiopia focuses their ministry in promoting the [leer…]