Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council

  In March, the OLA, together with our partners, the Presentation Sisters, Christian Brothers and Edmund Rice International, were invited to make an oral statement to the Human Rights Council on the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Ireland. This...

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Interview: She is Now a Refugee

  Can you close your eyes and imagine for one moment what it would be like if you had to flee your home right now? No notice period, no warning, no time to think…just…grab what you can carry…and leave. I met Adele (not her real name) over the Easter weekend. She...

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How to Support the Ukrainian People

  Like many of you reading this, we are heartbroken by the tragic situation unfolding in Ukraine. We have taken some time to look at the various ways in which we might offer practical assistance and we share them here with you.   The Redemptorists   The...

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How Supply Chains Facilitate Human Trafficking

  On Tuesday 15th February 2022, the OLA Sisters, in partnership with SMA Ireland, hosted a webinar on How Supply Chains Facilitate Human Trafficking. We would like to thank the speakers: Keith Adams of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice who spoke about the...

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Human Trafficking, Forced Labour and Supply Chains

  The World Day of Prayer and Awareness against Trafficking in Persons: 8 February 2022 St Josephine Bakhita was born in Darfur in Sudan in 1869. She was kidnapped and sold into slavery as a child in February 1877, and for 12 years was bought, sold and...

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. It was first launched in 1991, and is currently the most widely recognized and longest-running campaign for women’s rights in the world and is focused on...

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