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Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice

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.

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

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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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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Students attending St. Martin's Catholic High School, Liberia

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 Justice Desk is an award-winning...
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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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ERD IMPACT 10

ERD IMPACT 10 commemorates 10 years of ERD’s support of Edmund Rice Mission by highlighting the impact of the work of our partner projects. ERD works closely with our partner projects on the ground in developing countries to invest in young people, empower women and collaborate with local communities.
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Participant in the Ruben Centre's income-generating activities, Kenya
Defensoria Edmundo Rice workshop with primary school students

Defensoría Edmundo Rice

Country: Bolivia Peru  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Defensoría Edmundo Rice (DER) is a non-governmental organisation committed to the defense and promotion of human rights. DER works internationally, in collaboration with other organisations of similar interests, in causes that involve the violation of...
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Edmund Rice International

Country: International  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Edmund Rice International (ERI) is an NGO committed to working for marginalised children and young people. ERI works at an international level with the United Nations in Geneva and New York to promote and protect...
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ERI Advocacy Coordinator in Latin America Guillermo Bullrich presenting at the Human Rights Training in Chimbote, Peru.