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Thursday 13 June 2013

FI and ALRC Side Event on Armed Forces Special Act (AFSPA), 1958 in India – Call for Repeal!

protests against AFSPA in India

Ms. Neena Ningombam from Manipur India whose husband was innocently killed by the Indian Armed Forces pleaded to the United Nations and the international community to put pressure to the Government of India to repeal a repressive Armed Forces Special ...[more]

Thursday 13 June 2013

The Freedom of Expression in Papua is under threat and Release of Human Rights Report in Papua 2013

indigenous papuans

The situation of the freedom of expression in the provinces of Papua, Indonesia, has been deteriorating. Franciscans International and a coalition of NGOs working on human rights in Papua denounced this situation during the 23rd Session of the UN Human ...[more]

Wednesday 10 April 2013

FI hosts Southern Cone Workshop on Human Rights and Environmental Justice

From February 11 to 15, FI hosted a workshop in Cordoba, Argentina for 20 Franciscans from the Southern Cone—Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. There were 20 participants including sisters, friars, SFO, and representatives of JUFRA. The aim of the ...[more]

Wednesday 10 April 2013

FI Partners in Peru Make Advocacy Mission to Washington and New York

Representatives of FI partner organization GRUFIDES (Group for Training and Advocacy in Sustainable Development) traveled to the United States from March 10 to 19 for a series of advocacy and network-building activities. With Grufides, Mercy ...[more]

Wednesday 10 April 2013

FI Workshop and Fact-finding Mission in Jamaica

FI was hosted in Jamaica by the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany in Kingston. During a one-day workshop on using UN mechanisms to promote human rights, 40 religious from around Jamaica gathered to discuss the role of human-rights advocacy in Catholic ...[more]

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Two Franciscans from Germany and Cameroon in Geneva for the UPR pre-session

In the framework of the UPR, Franciscans International (FI) welcomed Sr. Stefanie Müllenborn from Germany and Br. Boniface Diezoumbe from Cameroon to attend the UPR pre-session of Germany, Cameroon and Burkina Faso from 24 to 28 March 2013. They addressed ...[more]

Monday 08 April 2013

FI delivered 6 oral statements on key human rights issues during the Human Rights Council.

During the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council which took place from 25th February to 21st March, FI made seven oral statements on key human rights issues. Four statements were related to the UPR Argentina, focusing on the issue communal land ...[more]