Caritas Internationalis spoke at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva(25 June 2015) within the scope of the Universal Period Review (EPU) of Spain.
Migrant domestic workers should be treated with the same respect as any other worker: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. That's the message of a film by Caritas Lebanon to coincide with forth anniversary of an internation convention setting labour standards for domestic workers.
A major independent survey of Caritas groups around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate.
Every year, on 24 March, the international community observes World TB Day. This year Caritas is calling for more children living with tuberculosis to be diagnosed, treated and cured.
Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.
Reem and a small group of community leaders set up a women’s workshop in Shatila to teach embroidery, computers, and English. Called “Basmeh and Zeitooneh”, they are one of the winners of a “Women, Sowers of Development” prize awarded by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith.
On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Goetz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.
Religious leaders will play a vital role in tackling the "enormous social challenges" caused by the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.