On the 23rd of September, The Justice Desk welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the first stop of their African tour. The Justice Desk hosted a community event in Nyanga, a township that faces high levels of poverty and violence, especially against women and children.
Last year, the Youth Empowerment Centre was established in Luampa, Zambia. This centre provides an opportunity for young men and women to acquire skills in crop, livestock and fish production.
Since 2015, over 4 million Venezuelans have left their country due to the humanitarian crisis there. Edmundo Rice Latinoamérica has been working with these displaced people to ensure their basic needs are met by providing a feeding programme, health care support, short-term housing and advice on obtaining residency.
The Centro Hermano Manolo is a drop-in centre that provides basic services for at-risk youth in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Edmund Rice people carry out a mission that follows in the steps of Blessed Edmund Rice more than two hundred years ago.
On Friday June 21st, over 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the Ruben Centre Birthing Unit. The unit began operating on May 21, 2018 and since then has welcomed 779 healthy babies.
Martin Silutongwe shares his experience working as Project Manager of the Journeying Together programme in the Western Cluster of Zambia and what motivates him to continue working for Edmund Rice Mission.
Our Programme Office Naidi McDonnell visited India in April for a monitoring visit to Pratyek, a project visit to the Journeying Together India cluster and to represent ERD at the Mission Capacity Support Team Workshop.
2019 is off to a great start for the Edmund Rice Advocacy Network (ERAN) in East Africa with the training of volunteers and staff on child protection and safeguarding, and the training of teachers on Human Rights for Schools.
On January 23rd, the UN Human Rights Council reviewed Uruguay in the Universal Periodic Review. Defensoría Edmundo Rice presented a report for the Universal Periodic Review that addressed the problems related to the Human Rights of youth in Uruguay.