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Mercy Enews
No. 385 | 05 October 2010

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007


News from MGC

A number of reports and announcements on women's issues and on the MDGs have been added to the MGC section of the MIA website over the past fortnight.

Changes at the UN - the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNICEF Report on Girls Education in Iraq 2010 - A situational analysis of girls education in Iraq
Female Heads of State around the world - a biography of each of the 28 female heads of state and governments currently in office
Adoption of the draft General recommendation No. 27 on older women and protection of their human rights- A response from MIA applauding and supporting the work of the Committee on age and gender-based discrimination.

M.D.G.’s for Beginners ... and Finishers -
'The M.D.G.’s are possibly the most visionary deal that most people have never heard of..'
Can the MDGs provide a pathway to social justice? The challenge of intersecting inequalities - This report on the MDGs and social justice argues that despite the gains, the focus on aggregate progress and the use of national averages to measure countries’ performance disguises a picture of uneven achievement that is
characterised by deep disparities between social groups.

Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC

Feature image from UNICEF Report on Girls Education in Iraq 2010


Mercy Links

Sunday Readings. Veronica Lawson rsm (Australia / Ballarat East) offers a reflection on the readings for Sundays. To access these reflections, click here and then click on the picture of the Bible where you can read the Scripture as well as the reflection.

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