Equality

Women and Earth are 'on receiving end of patriarchy' when it comes to profit

Would the world be a better place if women had more say about the global economy? It's a question posed regularly when sisters and representatives of nongovernmental organizations gather at the United Nations and discuss how best to tackle the challenges of global poverty and gender inequality, such as during the recent meetings of U.N.'s Commission for Social Development and Commission on the Status of Women.

At one with the Honduran family

My experience with the "People of Faith Root Causes Pilgrimage to Honduras" delegation was memorable. One plea from groups and individuals was that we persuade our government not to send aid to Honduras because it is used by the government, its army and police forces to oppress the people. They said that the ordinary poor people, 60% of the population, never see aid from the U.S.

Child workers in Vietnam stay safer knowing labor rights, self-defense tactics

In 2018, the Ministry of Public Security estimates that 1,579 children in Vietnam were victims of sexual abuse, rape, murder, violence or trafficking. In Hue City, the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception are helping child workers — who sell snacks or fruit, labor in construction or do other low-paid work out of necessity for caring for their families — learn about their rights and also how to protect themselves from harassment, trafficking and abuse.