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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.

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.

perth welcomeThe Justice, Ecology and Development Office last month joined hundreds of West Australians in welcoming refugees, migrants and visitors to Australia at a family fun day at John MacMillan Park, reports Jamie O'Brien.

Fr Claude Mostowik msc 150Father Claude Mostowik msc, Justice Network Coordinator of Catholic Religious Australia (CRA), has challenged the national broadcaster, the ABC, on its misleading information on the unstable situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank to the Australian public through its pro-Israel bias even though there has been suffering for both peoples.

sick with worry cvrThe St Vincent de Paul Society National Council has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’ report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for action, as urged by Vinnies CEO John Falzon's moving oration in Canberra.

Monday, 12 October 2015 12:37

2015 Anti Poverty Week

apw-logo-2015Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship, established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.