The United Nations calls its 17 Sustainable Development Goals "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all." With a target of achieving them by 2030, the goals are all interconnected and address the global challenges we face.

Goal 8 is "Decent Work and Economic Growth." As the UN puts it: "Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs."

This series includes stories of sisters striving to create economic justice for all.

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Sisters protest in streets against economic crises in Sri Lanka

Charitable works and prayer help Vietnamese women with post-abortion trauma

Q & A with Sr. Robbie Pentecost: reaching out to isolated women in Appalachia

Bakhita House in Boston area holds lasting legacy in work among trafficked women