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Amazonia - We all win
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Global - Ignatian Solidarity Network shares insights into networking practices
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Philippines - AIR Community's commitment to the environment
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Xavier Network - Advocating for a More Just World
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Global - JCAM at the Fourth United Nations General Assembly on the Environment
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Global - Religions and SDGs
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East Africa - Br. Vincent Soreng honoured by Pope Francis for the Care of our Common Home
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USA - Pre-Synodal International Conference on Integral ecology at Georgetown
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Vatican - Spiritual Retreat with South Sudan Leaders: Time to Choose Life
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Philippines - Indigenous Youth Join the Global Movement to March for Climate
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SJES Jubilee - 50 years of Blessings, Gratefully, Envision the Future
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Latin America - CPAL's Message on Venezuelan Crisis
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Global - Jesuit Networking Launches New Collaborative Platform
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Belgium- "Act now for the climate... let's be coherent!", an article from Charles Delhez SJ
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Africa - JASCNET Rebranded, It is now JENA
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Europe - JESC starts European Leadership Program
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Britain - Is Leadership too Important to be Left to Leaders?
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Britain - A Zero Carbon Future for the Catholic Church?
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Vatican - A Conference to study Role of Religions in SDGs
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Democratic Republic of Congo - Initiative against weapons fuelling crisis in Great Lakes Region

(Apr-2013)

From 24 to 28 March 2013, the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN), the Jesuit African Social Centers Network (JASCNET), the Jesuit Refugee Service Great Lakes, the Jesuit Refugee Service Eastern Africa, the African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN), and the Hekima Institute of Peace and International Relations (HIPSIR), met in Nairobi to explore joint advocacy actions to address the conflict in the Great Lakes Region. The initiative is part of the GIAN Peace and Human Rights Network.

Since almost twenty years, conflicts and wars affected millions of women, children and men in the Great Lakes. Only in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) two million people are continuing to suffer from massive displacement and daily human rights violations in the Great Lakes, such as sexual and gender-based violence and recruitment of child soldiers.

Despite some relevant international initiatives to address the conflict (mainly led by the United Nations and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region) no significant step forward has been taken in eradicating the root causes of the conflict. Daily reality in the region continues to be characterized by deaths and massive human rights violations against the population and by expensive emergency responses conducted by the humanitarian organizations.

The Jesuit institutions who met in Nairobi strongly feel that the time has now come to effectively advocate for the end of the conflict. Therefore, they agreed on collaborating among themselves and on unifying efforts to design a common advocacy strategy. For more information...