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Fratelli Tutti – A Reflection

Much has been written of the opening words of Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Fratelli tutti, expressing disappointment in this address to “brothers all” rather than using a less gendered term.  Never mind that “fratelli” in Italian can include women or that the word is consistently translated into English as “brothers and sisters,” the suspicion that…
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Pacific News | Landmark Decision From UNHRC Paves Way For Climate Refugees 

Written by Helen Dempster & Kayly Ober In October 2017, New Zealand’s (then) new minister for climate change, James Shaw, announced that the country was considering issuing “an experimental humanitarian visa” category for Pacific Islanders displaced by the effects of climate change. The new scheme would aim to bring around 100 people a year to New…
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Women’s Economic Empowerment: Five Lessons From the Field

Women’s economic empowerment – or WEE – has increasingly featured on the international aid agenda. WEE is one of three strategic priorities in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender Equality Strategy. The UN High-Level Panel on WEE says it “is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda”.

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