The following request for action and support was circulated by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, based on information from the Sisters of Loretto Nazareth.
A central cause of the recent dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children immigrating into the U.S. through its border with Mexico is the high level of crime and violence in the principal "sending countries" – Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador (collectively referred to as the Northern Triangle) and Mexico.
The following article was written by Eben Levey, who worked with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns from September 2013 through August 2014.
Urgent: Call the Senate and House today: Demand that Congress REJECT rollbacks to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
Sr. Meg Gallagher, MM attended the 58th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), held in March at UN headquarters in New York; its priority theme was "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] for women and girls." Following are excerpts from her report.
Dr. Ann Carr, Maryknoll Affiliate, writes this reflection about her time working at the Texas-Mexico border.
At the UN, July 12 was designated Malala Day in honor of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani woman who was attacked in October 2012 for her efforts to gain an education.
Written by Gabriela Romeri (writer/editor with Revista Maryknoll), Chelsey Clammer and Rae Bryant, and published originally on The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review website.
Fr. Leo Shea has served as a missioner in several locations, most recently in Jamaica.
Earlier this year, when the 113th Congress passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, they included important language (PL 113-4, Sec. 1207) that requires the Secretary of State to establish and implement a multi-year, multi-sectoral strategy that includes both diplomatic and programmatic initiatives to prevent child marriage and empower girls globally.
The National Weekend of Prayer is a coalition of abolitionists and prayer leaders. The mission of the Weekend of Prayer is to mobilize prayer in the U.S. and to encourage awareness of the issue of human trafficking which is correctly called modern day slavery.