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Mercy Enews
No. 402 | 27 February 2011

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


Mercy Global Concern launches new resource during CSW

The Commission on the Status of Women at the UN aims to stop the kind of story reported below. We cannot do this alone and need everyone on board.

On March 1, 2011, Mercy International Association will host an event during the Commission to look at Violence against Women and Girls. We will also launch our booklet: Are Women Human? Violence against Women and Girls.
If you want to know more about this subject and how to stop the kind of death reported below, perhaps you might as a starting point consider, reading this booklet and then attend to the suggestions; What YOU can Do on page 16.

BANGLADESH - 2 February 2011

Four people including a Muslim cleric have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the death of 14-year-old girl who was publicly lashed.The teenager was accused of having an affair with a married man, police say, and the punishment was given under Islamic Sharia law. Hena Begum's family members said a village court consisting of elders and clerics passed the sentence.She was alleged to have had the affair with her cousin and received 80 lashes. 
Messages to: Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC


International Women's Day

International Women's Day:
March 8, 2011 marks the centenary of International Women's Day (IWD) , a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Access here a list of events in your country and resources for planning an event.

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