Social Justice News
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Loreto Sister Denise Desmarchelier is starting a social justice program to help Adelaide parishes respond to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable locally and to cast an eye wider to social injustice on a national and global scale, writes Rebecca DiGirolamo.
Celebrated globally on 8 March, International Women’s Day, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain.
The theme for this year's World Day of Social Justice focuses on ending human trafficking and forced labour. All are encouraged to support efforts in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
CRA President Sister Berneich Loch rsm reaffirms the importance of advocacy on behalf of those who suffer discrimination and injustice and the CRA Council's committment to support collaboration among its members in matters of justice and advocacy.
Pope Francis has sent a letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbot ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane, calling for the proceedings to lead to real improvements in living conditions of the poor, reduction of inequality and in particular, to show solidarity and generosity to refugees.