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The Girls Club at Dar el Salam camp received MHM kit and training by JRS, along with ACRA and CELIAF, and the support of the MENFP, UNICEF and ECW. Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Catholic Entity in Chad Providing Menstrual Hygiene Education among Refugee Students

Jan 17, 2022

More than 6,000 refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) attending Chad’s local schools are benefitting from the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) education spearheaded by Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

School administrator Patricio Mendes stands outside the school he oversees in Djam-Ma in Guinea-Bissau’s Bafatá region. Credit: Ricci Shryock for CRS

Catholic Entity in Guinea Bissau Promoting Education Through Trainings on Record Keeping

Jan 10, 2022

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., is imparting record keeping skills to school administrators and officers of other institutions in Guinea Bissau.

Twenty-six-year-old Laetitia Mukamana is one of 20 teen mothers In Rwanda who benefited from Trocaire’s women’s empowerment pilot programme. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Launches “women’s empowerment” Initiative for Rwandan Teen Mothers

Nov 23, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, has launched a skills program for women in Rwanda’s Gikongoro Diocese that targets teen mothers.

Fartun (39) collecting water with other women and girls from her village Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Entity Transforming Lives in Somalia Through “Christmas gifts of love” Initiative

Nov 16, 2021

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire, is providing clean and safe drinking water in the drought-stricken Somalia in an initiative the agency has dubbed as “Christmas gifts of love”.

Credit: Trócaire

COP26 Final Agreement “deeply disappointing, missed opportunity”: Catholic Entity

Nov 15, 2021

Failure by global leaders to include loss and damage financing in the final COP26 agreement is “deeply disappointing,” the leadership of the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trócaire has said.  

Long-time fictional character Superman. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Entity in Africa Launches Call to Stop “social engineering” through Gay Superman

Oct 23, 2021

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop the introduction of a new Superman, a superhero fictional character with a bisexual identity.     

The shoes of children abducted from Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna. Photo: Bosan Yakusak.

International Christian Entity Calls “for action” to Stop Attacks on Schools in Nigeria

Oct 22, 2021

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), an international human rights body that advocates for religious freedom, has launched a global campaign calling “for action to stem” attacks that target learning institutions in Nigeria. 

Epiphany became the main caregiver for her two youngers sisters at the age of 13. Credit: Trocaire

International Catholic Entity in Rwanda Recounts Success Story in Fight against Poverty

Oct 13, 2021

The experience of Epiphany, the 18-year-old Rwandese girl who was forced to drop out of school five years ago and has turned around her life has been recounted as a success story in the fight against poverty in the Great Rift Valley country. 

A poster announcing the 27 September 2021 conference organized by the Rome-based Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Credit: Harambee Africa International

Rome-based Catholic Entity Decries Low COVID-19 Uptake in Africa, Highlights Interventions

Oct 10, 2021

The leadership of Harambee Africa International, the Rome-based international Catholic association established to enhance various realities in Sub-Saharan Africa, has decried the low uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among African countries, warning that the trend puts the whole world at risk of a protracted pandemic.

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Nigeria’s Laxed Response to Militias Behind Security Failures: UK-Based Christian Entity

Sep 19, 2021

Nigerian government’s lack of strictness in dealing with militia groups is behind the security failures in the West African nation, the leadership of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights organization, has said.

A poster demanding the cancelation of Big Brother Naija. Credit : CitizenGo

Catholic Entity Petitions for Withdrawal of “pornographic film” from Nigeria's Screens

Sep 8, 2021

The leadership of an international Catholic activist organization that spearheads family issues is petitioning the government of Nigeria for the withdrawal of a reality TV show, which it says showcases “pure pornography.”

Refugees who fled from violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Peace Entity Says Displaced Mozambicans Have Nothing to Go Back To

Sep 4, 2021

Displaced people in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province have little to celebrate even as the country continues to recapture villages from insurgents who continue to wreak havoc in the Northern part of the country.

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE). Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

Action Needed amid Increased Rape, Teenage Pregnancies in South Africa: Catholic Entity

Aug 28, 2021

Reports of increased cases of rape and teenage pregnancies in South Africa are a cause for concern for officials of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) who are calling for an “urgent response” to address the crisis. 

Some children at a solar-powered well sponsored by Water 4 Mercy. Credit: Water 4 Mercy

How Catholic Entity is Seeking to Provide Permanent Solutions to End Poverty in Africa

Aug 12, 2021

The leadership of Water 4 Mercy, a religious Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is working towards ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by offering clean water and agricultural technologies.

A ma enters a building at a Nigerian orphanage which was attacked by Fulani herdsmen on August 2. Credit: Religious Freedom Coalition

Religious Entity Condemns Torching of Nigerian Orphanage for Recently Bereaved Children

Aug 11, 2021

The leadership of the Religious Freedom Coalition has described the recent torching of an orphanage that housed children who recently lost their guardians and homes in militant attacks in Nigeria as “a disaster of tremendous proportions.”

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE). Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

Catholic Entity in South Africa Decries Destruction of Schools amid Violent Protests

Jul 17, 2021

The destruction of over 30 schools in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province amid ongoing protests is an issue of concern to the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE), whose leadership has called on the communities to protect learning institutions for the sake of the children. 

Logo of  the Kukah Centre (TKC) in Nigeria. the leadership of TKC has highlighted the plight of women caught up in the conflict in the Southern Kaduna. Credit: The Kukah Centre (TKC)/ Facebook

Nigeria-based Catholic Entity Highlights Plight of Women in Conflict-Ridden Kaduna Region

Apr 25, 2021

The leadership of a Catholic-based policy research institute in Nigeria has, in an interview, highlighted the plight of women who are victims of the violent conflict bedeviling the Southern part of the territory of the Archdiocese of Kaduna.