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Press Release: Conflict Minerals: EU opts for “responsibility for some,” limiting prospects to reduce abuses suffered by communities
Yesterday evening, 15th of June 2016, the European institutions negotiating the EU conflict minerals regulation came to a political agreement.
Around the world, multinational companies dealing with natural resources are fighting a global battle to access, control and extract precious stones, oil, gas, minerals and even plants.
Open letter from civil society organisations calling on EU to require EU companies to act with due care
130 civil society organisations today (13 June 2016) called on the European Union not to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict minerals trade.
The days and months go by at a small town near Bethlehem with hardly any reason for its Palestinian residents to celebrate. But today the atmosphere inside one of the homes is different; the family is preparing to celebrate the home-coming of their 16-year old son after spending three months in an Israeli prison.
Women in Palestine are affected by the difficult political situation and by the inequalities put in place by a patriarchal society
Message from Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
It is a sobering fact that your smart phone might contain conflict minerals. Even more so that EU member states are in the process of scaling back proposals that can help stop this, writes Léonard Santedi.
Discover CIDSE’s approach in relation to gender equality.
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.