Following Sr Niluka in Geneva.

“Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen who work for human rights to peace I welcome this opportunity to address the civil society preparing for the Advisory Committee and give full support to the Draft Declaration on the Right to Peace. As a Sri Lankan whose country is the aftermath of civil war, I affirm the necessity of the right to Peace as a foundation of all human rights. As a member of an international NGO, doing direct service for women and girls, I affirm that this issue pertains not only to my own country but to far too many nations, far too many suffering people have been stripped of human dignity and rights due to conditions of war.” ( Excerpt of Niluka’s statement) Read more on the following link or on our Justice Peace website page:

Good Shepherd will present a side event during CSW 57

Flyer for Side Event during CSW 57

Congratulations on a great initiative undertaken by Sr Therese Thong and her staff in Taiwan.  They registered for a side event during  CSW 57 .  Two staff are coming for the Commission – HUNG-SHIN  LIU and  WANCHING  CHEN.  Hung-Shin is the Deputy Executive Director who will present on Aboriginal Effort to Stop Domestic Violence.   He will be joined on the panel by Ferew Lemma, Executive Director of Nolawi Services, Ethiopia presenting on networking with Government and NGO’s on issues of violence against women.  Maureen McGowan, Director of Handcrafting Justice will address the role of economic justice projects in preventing violence against women and girls.  This side event is a truly international effort to ‘Stop Violence Against Women and Children’ reflecting multidimensional approaches used by good Shepherd Around the World.  The event will take place on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at 10.30 a.m.  If you click on the flyer it will enlarge.   Coming soon the results of the survey you contributed to in August 2012.

Congratulations Sr Niluka

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Sr Niluka Perera, Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Intern from Sri Lanka:

– Receiving her UN badge;
– Receiving guidance from Sr.Hedwig Jöhl, GS NGO representative in Geneva;
– Attending work on the the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and
– Greeting and Networking with Ms Hiranthi Wijemanne, Sri Lankan member of the UN Child Rights Committee.

Clare Nolan, training facilitator is currently visiting in Geneva with Hewig and Niluka.