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The negative impacts of mining on women in Sierra Leone

January 9, 2019
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Program Officer - Africa
The negative benefits of mining for women in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a resource-rich country with significant deposits of iron ore, diamonds, bauxite, rutile and gold. The mineral resources are contributing about 24% to the country's GDP...

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“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya Refugee camps in Bangladesh

December 20, 2018
visiting Rohingya refugee camps

“This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president...

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In solidarity with the Palestinian people

November 29, 2018
In solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Gaza strip is affected by a severe humanitarian crisis caused by a 10-year Israeli economic embargo, three successive wars and a drastic reduction in US aid.

The situation in Kerala remains precarious

September 24, 2018

More than a month after torrential rains poured down upon the state of Kerala in southwestern India, the situation of thousands of people remains very precarious.

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Honduras: the dirty politics of clean energy

August 1, 2018
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer
Honduras: the dirty politics of clean energy

Development and Peace has been working for 20 years now in partnership with Caritas Choluteca in southern Honduras.  Our current collaboration with this diocesan Caritas seeks to empower local communities to defend...

Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

May 1, 2018
Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

For more than 50 years now, members, partners, youth groups, schools, and parishes have been mobilizing alongside Development and Peace...

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Pope Francis’ visit to Peru highlights risks to the Amazon and its peoples

April 9, 2018
Pope Francis visit to the Amazon

One month after the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Peruvian Amazon, the Spanish-born Bishop of Puerto Maldonado, David Martinez Aguirre, is still running on the energy high.

Youth and young adults fun-raise and build awareness for Share Lent!

March 13, 2018
Thinkfast Vancouver 2018

This past month, Vancouver had its first university THINKfast at St. Patrick’s Parish. The event was organized in collaboration with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO), a pan-Canadian university student movement dedicated...

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A highly successful youth assembly!

February 26, 2018
by 
Audrey Vallières, Quebec City Youth Ambassador
A highly successful youth assembly!

Development and Peace recently held its 2018 National Youth Assembly from Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28. When participating youth members arrived, they were treated to a casual pizza dinner, while the two National Council youth...