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Monday 09 December 2013

FI parallel events during UN Forum on Business and Human Rights shed light on extractive industries

UN delegates gather for the parallel event "Experiences in the extractive sector".

On the 3rd and 4th of December, Franciscans International, in collaboration with partner NGOs, held conferences in Geneva gathering speakers from around the world to discuss human rights violations in the extractive sector. Among the countries ...[more]

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]