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The CIDSE Board of Directors has elected Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of the Irish Catholic international development agency Trócaire, as its new President. The election took place today, during the board’s annual meeting.
The reflection on gender equality in the Christian tradition – and in the case of the Catholic church – must have Jesus of Nazareth and his Christian project as a reference; in truth, it is a reference for all in the different dimensions of life, whether personal, communitarian, economic, political, etc. This avoids a debate founded on philosophical traditions, generally innocuous and a source of divisions.
Gender equality is not about women. It’s about women, men boys and girls, it’s about our shared humanity and creating fairer societies that recognise the right of each person to be treated with dignity.
Every month partners, members, staff and inspiring thinkers will share their thoughts on gender equality, drawing on their experiences and struggles. The first blog entry will appear on the 8th of March on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Your feedback is welcome and can be sent to pavarotti(at)cidse.org
Seán Farrell, Trócaire’s Director of International Division, reports back on a recent trip he made to Israel and Palestine.
CIDSE is in Bonn with its members CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France) and Trócaire (Ireland).
Measuring progress on women’s participation and influence in decision-making in the SDGs: Recommendations to the Inter-agency and Expert Group and UN Member States, July 2015
Laudato Si’: CIDSE members join the Pope’s encyclical call for urgent action to tackle climate change
In face of the mounting ecological crisis, the Pope’s urgent call comes at a crucial moment, as world leaders will have to take critical decisions on the future of development and the care for our planet.
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, CIDSE member organisations (MOs) acted immediately by providing humanitarian assistance and have since then been working together with Haitian civil society strengthening their capacities, and they have accompanied local organisations in the reconstruction work.
Working together at the High-level event at the COP20 in Lima, Bishops from all continents called for a fair and legally binding climate agreement to be signed at the COP21 in Paris, 2015. (Document available in EN/ES/FR)