Life Outside the Mines – A story of hope for child miners


Watch this you tube with your friends.  Have you any questions? Write them in the comment box.

January 4, 2014 is the launch day for the month long fund-raising drive  ‘Remembering the Forgotten, Giving Hope’ a collaborative effort of Good Shepherd Restful Waters (Singapore) responding to the story on you tube.  Can you make a gift?


A Joint Project for Congo – Remembering the Forgotten, Giving Hope!

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“As long as we have ten cents, we will share it.”  St Mary Euphrasia. 

The project ‘Remembering the Forgotten, Giving Hope’ – is conceived as a collaborative effort of Good Shepherd Restful Waters (a ministry of the GS Province of Singapore-Malaysia), Mission Development Office, Rome and Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office.

The project aims to raise US$100,000 over a campaign period of one month and will be launched on 4 January 2014. See the flyer for more details.  If you are in Singapore there is a run from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.and a second at 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on January 4th.  Venue: 25 Nallur Road, Singapore 456650.   Join in the fun!  Joint_Project_for_Congo_Invitation_and_Programme_

Share creative ways of supporting this programme on January 4th in the comment box below.

If you wish to make a donation by check or bank transfer to this project visit the Good Shepherd International Foundation ONLUS for details.

What do the girls you work with want for the future?

Read this post from the Guardian Click here and see what 20 girls around the world are campaigning for.

smallimg_d00ce560 (1)As a follow up to the 11 days of action before the International Day of the Girl (October 11) we are now having 11 months of Action.  December’s action, sponsored by the Working Group on Girls,  invites you to vote for girls in the online My World United Nations Global Survey for a Better World.   Click here to know more.

VOTE and add GIRLS IN THE PRIORITY BOX.   Invite all the girls you work with to your computer to cast their vote. wgg sticker_final jpg

International Human Rights Day 2013

Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. The 2013 theme declared by the United Nations (UN) is “20 years working for your rights.” This 20-year highlight marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action at the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in 1993. The document heralded a new era in the promotion and protection of human rights and is considered one of the most significant documents of the past quarter century. 2013 also marks 20 years since the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was established.

Read about the Winners of the United Nations Human Rights Prize for 2013.  There are 5 people among them Malala Yousafzai (student activist), Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico (Mexico’s Constitutional Court)

biram_dah_ould_abeid.thumbnail  Hiljmnijeta Apuk  Radhika Balakrishnan  -Liisa-Kauppinen-July-2011Biram Dah Abeid, Hiljmnijeta Apuk,  Liisa Kauppinen, Khadija Ryadi and Malala      Malala Yousafzai 2

Congratulations to each one!

Good Shepherd NGO Representatives New York and Geneva – ending violence against women and girls

VAW 1 20`13Good Shepherd NGO Representatives to the United Nations in New York (Winifred) and Geneva (Hedwig Joehl) unite with our partners around the world to end violence against women and girls. In January 2013 we published a report of our work in 24 countries. Respondents from Egypt, India and Myanmar all reported that an “environment that easily accepts acts of Violence against women, that normalizes the fact that women are beaten, and that considers women inferior to men” pose a challenge to introducing concepts of gender equality and women’s rights. Read more English  French  Spanish

For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender based violence see 16days2013 and #orangeurworld with actions to end violence against women and girls!

Share with us what you are doing for the 16 days of activism. Orange Good Shepherd world, your Twitter account and Facebook page.

Working to end violence against women and girls every day!