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Friday 28 November 2014

Promoting Corporate Regulation: Connecting the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda with the Human Rights Agenda

FI’s Advocacy Director, Francesca Restifo, travelled to New York last week to work with FI’s NY-based advocacy officer Amanda Lyons. The goal was to strengthen the role of Franciscans International by combining advocacy efforts to promote corporate ...[more]


Friday 21 November 2014

FI at Peace-Building Gathering

From October 23rd to 27th 2014, Franciscans International was able to participate in a gathering of Franciscans around peace-building, at the Padre Pio Capuchin Centre, in Pretoria, South Africa. [more]


Tuesday 14 October 2014

Count Me In! promoting Universal Birth registration through the UPR and the Human Rights Council.

Franciscans International partnered with Plan International, World Vision International, UNICEF and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to hold a side event on Universal Birth Registration on Friday, 19 September 2014 in the ...[more]


Thursday 02 October 2014

La lutte pour les droits de la femme au Cameroun

Lors d’un séminaire au Cameroun, des représentants de la société civile ont évalué les recommandations du Comité de l’ONU sur l’élimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes (CEDEF) et ont discuté les possibles stratégies d’actions.[more]


Tuesday 30 September 2014

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has undergone its second review under the UPR

FI regrets that the issue of 'conflict minerals', recognized as one of the main root causes of serious human rights abuses in the country, received little attention during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).[more]


Monday 22 September 2014

International access to Papua should be opened

woman in front of a chain of police officers

Franciscans International urged the Government of Indonesia to improve the international access to Papua, following the detention of two French journalists in Papua in August 2014. Through the joint statement at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights ...[more]


Monday 22 September 2014

Preventing Religious Violence in India: Challenges and Prospects of Managing Diversity

map of india

The secular principle of India has been threatened by the increase of targeted violence against minority groups especially the religious, Dalit and tribal minorities. [more]