Cova Orejas


Covadonga (Cova) Orejas is a member of the Carmelite Charity Sisters of Vedruna. Originally from Spain, she is now a member of the African Province. She is in charge of child protection programs in Togo and Gabon, West Africa. Orejas has been working in child protection and Justice and Peace commissions in these countries since 2005 and in collaboration with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Laine refugee camp (2002-2005) during the Liberian civil war and Ivory Coast conflict. She also worked in Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo in 2009​. Orejas has collaborated with UNANIMA International (a non-governmental organization of women religious that advocates at the United Nations) to bring a Togolese girl to the U.N.;  she represented UNANIMA at a U.N. Executive Committee in Geneva; and facilitated the presentation of an alternative report on child protection by Arc en Ciel at the Human Rights Commission in Geneva in 2016. 

Articles by Cova Orejas

Title Datesort ascending Type
Enslaved children: Sisters work for their freedom May 23, 2017 Story : Column
Lessons from refugees Jul 2, 2014 Story : Column