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Thursday 05 December 2013

Sustainable Development: Broken Promises

The panellists during the conference. From left, Yves Lador, Rodrigo Péret, Jean Ziegler, Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, Jesus Vicente Garganera.

The third in a series of parallel events to the 2nd UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, FI’s conference Sustainable Development : Broken Promises brought together key speakers on injustices in sustainable development, and possible remedies.[more]


Friday 29 November 2013

Fast for Families - SAVE THE DATE 3/12/2013

On Tuesday, December 3rd, Franciscans all over the world will fast for immigration reform, in solidarity with the "Fast 4 Families" movement.[more]


Wednesday 27 November 2013

Reimagining sustainable development

Franciscans International is pleased to announce the publication of its booklet Development: sustainable for whom?, a follow-up to the 2012 Rio+20 negotiations on sustainable development. The booklet points to the defects of current development ...[more]


Monday 11 November 2013

Advocacy in action: FI recommendations endorsed by German Grand Coalition

Photographer: Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department

In 2002 the German government passed pioneering legislation to recognise prostitution as a lawful profession, and allow sex workers access to employment contracts. However, during its 2013 submission to the Human Rights Council, Franciscans International ...[more]


Wednesday 06 November 2013

“We affirm the principle of water as a common good":
FI stands up for water rights

Dawn over the Vaal River

“Destroy the meter/Enjoy free water” was the catchphrase of an inspiring social uprising in Orange Farm, South Africa in the early 2000s. Activists struggled against government measures to protect the status of water as a common good. With its recent ...[more]


Wednesday 06 November 2013

From Grassroots to Grassroots: FI's Brussels Advocacy Workshop

Francesca Restifo and the workshop participants in Brussels

REACT-ACT-IMPACT! As part of this three-month missionary course, on the 18th of October 2013 Franciscans International delivered a one-day workshop on the importance of engaging with Human Rights Advocacy, with a focus on the United Nations (UN). [more]


Friday 01 November 2013

Franciscan consultation in Cameroon on women rights breaches

In the context of the coming review of Cameroon before the Committee on the Elimination of Discriminations against Women (CEDAW), FI organized a national consultation in Yaoundé on 12th July 2013. The consultation aimed to discuss the women rights ...[more]