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We are seeing changes in many spheres, with women finally reaching the top positions of more and more structures and organisations, but still we notice, because it is not yet the norm, and we know that the road was surely full of challenges or there would be many more. At CIDSE, the face of our leadership has changed in just a few years. Perhaps this is even more remarkable because, as a Catholic development and social justice network, women are traditionally present from the grassroots all the way through the very fibre of our organisations, but rarely are they the leaders. Despite their experience, their knowledge, their years of invaluable contribution to development work and to their service to the Church, many women are still overlooked, undervalued, or underestimated.
The power of people gathering and exchanging ideas can be huge and long-lasting; people become ambassadors for change at home and in their communities.
Teresa was always attentive and caring about the world, more or less consciously, but it was with the birth of her first child, Bernardo, that she was absolutely aware of the interconnectedness of life and nature, and the role we can play starting at home to change our ways of living.
Responsible and conscious co-existence with nature is at the heart of Alfredo Sendim’s approach to farming. As an organic farmer in Portugal, he has learned that ecosystems are delicate and interdependent. Learn more about this fantastic Story of Change.
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.
Família Cristã interviews at fringes of CIDSE's Board of Directors meeting, 20-22 January 2013. The video is Portuguese and English)
The following CIDSE members work in Guinea Bissau
The following CIDSE members work in Angola