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Advocacy and Human Rights

Raising awareness for social justice issues and human rights is central to Edmund Rice Mission. Since 2007, Edmund Rice International (ERI) has been working at a global level to promote and protect the rights of children and young people who are marginalised due to poverty. ERI is active at the United Nations in Geneva and New York enabling them to continue their advocacy work on an international scale, while also partnering with local communities to build capacity at the grassroots level. Many Edmund Rice groups are now working at a grassroots level to develop local responses to social justice issues and to advocate for change.


In 2015/16, Edmund Rice Development provided €371,131 in funding to three Advocacy projects, reaching 3,353 beneficiaries.

National Institute for Open Schooling

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
The National Institute for Open Schooling in India provides an exam equivalent to the pre-university level (or year 12) to children who, for various reasons were not able to continue their education in regular schools. There...
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The Lotus Project: St. Mary’s Orphanage Day School

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
St. Mary’s is situated in Dum Dum which lies in the immediate suburbs of the large metropolitan city of Kolkata and has an approximate population of 16 million. Four years have passed since the first ten...
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Br. Beausang Catholic Education Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Br. Beausang Catholic Education Centre provides education for the young men and women from the Embulbul area of Kenya. It is an inclusive co-educational not for profit day school, owned by the Diocese of Ngong...
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Edmund Rice Advocacy Network

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Edmund Rice Advocacy Network (ERAN) is a faith based organisation that was established in 2008 in East Africa. The Organization was founded in 2008 following a congregational chapter held in Munar, India in 2006 that recommended...
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In Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Nairobi, Kenya, Youth Ambassadors take part in a Youth for Peace soccer tournament organised by the Edmund Rice Advocacy Network

Ruben Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Ruben Primary School, run in partnership with the local Christian Brothers, is situated on the ground of the Ruben Centre, in Mukuru – one of Nairobi’s largest slums. Mission statement: Ruben Primary School works towards providing...
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Ruben Medical Centre

Country: Kenya  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
The Ruben Medical Clinic was first established in a simple tin shed in 1992. Mukuru is a slum in the industrial area of Nairobi. It is without water or sanitation and it is home to...
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Mother and Child at the Ruben Centre
Students attending St. Martin's Catholic High School, Liberia

St. Martin’s Catholic High School

Country: Liberia  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
In 2009, St. Martin's Catholic High School reopened its doors to the children of Gbarnga and there is a thriving school community once again. The 1989-1996 Liberian civil war was one of Africa’s bloodiest. It claimed...
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Fe y Alegria

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Located in the Canto Grande, one of the poorest areas of Lima, the Fe y Alegría School provides education to over 1,494 students, and has been connected with the Edmund Rice Mission for over 20...
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Pupils at Fe y Alegría School, Peru

Yengema Youth Project

Country: Sierra Leone  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
The Yengema Youth Project is an advocacy initiative centred around the peaceful co-existence among youth in the community. Yengema itself is a rural town, located in eastern Sierra Leone in the conflict prone Kono District. This...
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Edmund Rice Justice Desk

Country: South Africa  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Operating in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Edmund Rice Justice Desk was established in 2013 to respond to the concerns facing youth in the South Central African region. The programme is committed to advocating,...
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Mount Edmund School taking part in an Edmund Rice Justice Desk educational campaign to equip learners with the tools to stand up to injustice
Praytek 'Nine is Mine' campaign Advocacy action

Praytek - Nine is Mine

Country: India  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
India is home to more than 19% of the world's children, while it is estimated that around 170 million or 40% of India's children are vulnerable or experiencing difficult circumstances characterised by their specific social,...
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