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Outcome of Women’s Commission 2013

Negotiations between delegates to this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded by resolving that violence against women and girls must end, but consensus did not come easily (The Guardian 16 Mar 2013). Up until the very last minute it looked as if a small group of countries was going to derail the process and undermine previous agreements, as they did last year.

Come and See Day, October 27, 2012

If you are a woman over the age of 18 interested in meeting the Loretto Sisters for an afternoon of prayer and conversation please join us on Saturday October 27th, 2012 at Loretto College. The day will begin at 3:00 pm and end after dinner. To register please contact Sr. Lynn Cira at lorettovocations [at] bell [dot] net 416-925-2833, ext. 5231 Please register by October 20th.

UN Convention On the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Much of the work at the UN is aspirational in nature, consisting of declarations and resolutions intended to persuade political leaders to work together to create a safer and fairer world.

Earth Summit in Rio

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) begins in three weeks (20-22 June) in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. As you may remember from a previous notice from the IBVM UN Office, this is a major world event in that its purpose is to develop mechanisms to ensure a sustainable future for the planet. Some people have already submitted their suggestions for our world: its people,...

Loreto Sealdah offers education to migrant child workers

Millions of women and children are performing back-breaking labour in brickfields across India for about $1.30 a day. Australian journalist Elouise Hahn, who spent three months in Kolkata filming a documentary on the issue, tells Grazia it can’t go on. IT’S A SCENE so shocking I can scarcely believe I’m witnessing it: 5-year-olds digging for clay, moulding it into bricks and carrying mountains...

UN 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

IBVM Canadian Province Hosts Conference on Human Trafficking

The Conference Focused on Raising Awareness and Effective Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking - March 24, 2012 It takes a nation to stop this terrible crime. Changing laws is only one piece of a national action plan to end trafficking and exploitation of women and children.- Joy Smith

Loreto Interns at the United Nations

By Anne Kelly

Loretto Niagara: the SCOEP Journey Continues...

The Loretto Christian Life Centre (above) was the original home of The Spiritual Centre Outdoor Education Program. The program moved to a new home in Ridgeway in 2005The Spiritual Centre Outdoor Education Program (SCOEP) offered a unique opportunity for Grade 8 students to better understand their vocational call and the spirit of community through various experiences including prayer, work,...

Human Trafficking: Breaking the Chains

Loretto Sponsors Conference on Human Trafficking - March 24th Saturday March 24, 2012 8:30 am - 4 pm Conference Brochure Conference Agenda Directions & Map