Archive for March, 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.

Mining and Gender Justice

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 […]

Julita Bau, Angelica Chavol, Socorro Rodriquez and Genoveva Maria preparing food for children in Haiti

Reaching Out to Haiti in its Time of Need

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.

ethiopia water pic

Opportunities for Women, Promotion of Women

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 integral development of women. One of the communities of SSpS Region in Ethiopia is engaged in water project.  It is […]

U.N. Commission on the Status of Women Begins

From March 1 – March 12, the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held at the United Nations in New York, emphasizing equal rights and equal opportunities for women world wide.


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