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Social Justice News

For news and resources on specific justice issues (Asylum seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice, Ecological Justice, Economic Justice and Human Trafficking), please proceed to Issues & Advocacy.

coloured pencils educThe Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) has written its first intervention to the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on popular education, a process successfully applied by RSCJ in Latin America.

FamilyViolenceForum2016"We are moving closer to almost two women who die due to family violence each week in Australia," said Good Samaritan Sister Michelle Reid who joined Paul Linossier, Chief Executive of Wesley Mission and other panellists at a public forum addressing family violence during the ‘Review, Reimagine, Renew’ mission conference.

marrakesh declaration logoIn January, Muslim leaders released the Marrakesh Declaration, a modern update to Muhammad’s Charter of Medina calling for religious freedom for non-Muslims in majority-Muslim countries and to declare that violence cannot be done in the name of Islam.

women abuseA recently published study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) showed that fleeing domestic and family violence is is a major cause of homelessness in Australia, according to a media release.

women farmersThe discrepancy in gender equality in agriculture is a serious barrier to achieving food and nutrition security, with the role of women neither recognised nor supported, writes Anna-Marie Muller.

Friday, 29 January 2016 12:24

Global report highlights children's rights

world report 2016The Human Rights Watch World Report 2016 is the 26th edition of human rights reviews in more than 90 countries. Among the featured essays that may be of interest in the 659-page report are "Ending Child Marriage" by Nisha Varia and "Children Behind Bars: The Global Overuse of Detention of Children" by Michael Garcia Bochenek.

mining conference 2015In Pope Francis' Lenten message, he talks about the corrupting influence of money and power and points out that caring for the poor, and not just praying for them, is the path to genuine conversion, reports the National Catholic Reporter (NCR).

Monday, 07 December 2015 09:25

A Prayer for Human Rights Day

human rights day 150Human Rights Day, observed every 10th of December, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here is a prayer for Human Rights Day for reflection and sharing.