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Center of Concern | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photos CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier, UN photo gallery/Jon Noy. 

Global Women's Project | Tue, Apr 15, 2014

GWP's Center Focus Live! Welcomes Filmmakers and Advocates for Women's Equality, John Fuegi and Jo Francis

On April 10 at Georgetown Unversity's School of Continuing Studies auditorium, the Center of Concern's Global Women's Project (GWP) hosted a new event, Center Focus Live!. The event included a film screening, question and answer session with the filmmakers, and reception to celebrate the Project's legacy of leadership on women's issues through research, education, and advocacy. Dr. John Fuegi and Ms. Jo Francis, filmmakers of the featured presentation, The War Within: A Portrait of Viriginia Woolf, fielded questions from a lively audience and offered insights into their work on the internationally acclaimed film series, Women of Power. Dr. Deva Kemmis, the new director of the Global Women's Project, shared her commitment to continue working for girls' education and women's empowerment. Dr. Carolyn Bain, the director of communications, organized the event. 

Ecology and Development | Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Ecology and Development Project Recognizes Mandela's Interests in Sustainability

The Ecology and Development Project expresses deep respect for the work of Nelson Mandela to improve the sustainability of South Africa through his legislative accomplishments. Under his presidency, South Africans experienced major changes in the quality of their lives as millions accessed telephone lines, the electricity grid, and clean sources of water. He worked for employment equity, workers' rights, and the rights of labor tenants who lived and worked on farms. Photo/CC/Darling Wind Farm/Warren Rohner 

Education for Justice | Fri, Apr 4, 2014

EFJ Focuses on Bonhoeffer's Legacy in April Resources

April 9 is the anniversary of the 1945 martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Education for Justice project's prayer service and discussion guide to the documentary "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Pacifist, Nazi Resister" apply lessons from his journey to modern challenges. Another resource explores minimum wage advocacy, noting Pope Francis' recent reminder that it is naive to rely on trickle-down economic forces to provide justice for workers.