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Women unite for the world's most marginalised

30 May 17

In solidarity with women facing the challenging effects of poverty and in the month when Australia celebrates its mothers, over 500 women have come together to stand in solidarity with the world’s poor by attending our Women for the World events.

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Working for peace

29 May 17

Caritas Australia's Content Specialist, Daniel Nour recently went to Israel and the Palestinian territories. During his trip, Daniel visited the Caritas Jerusalem office to learn more about their work and he has shared his experience with us.

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Bringing Them Home, 20 years on

27 May 17

On the 20th Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report we encourage all Australians to make new efforts to engage with the challenging national history of the Stolen Generations. 

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First Australians overcoming challenges

23 May 17

Karen has flourished and grown through Caritas Australia’s support, going from strength to strength, as a mother and community role model.

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We recap Project Compassion

19 May 17

With Lent over for another year, Caritas Australia would like to say thank you for your support of Project Compassion 2017!

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The impact of South Sudan's famine on Internally-Displaced Persons

07 May 17

Laimona is 40 years old and lives with her four children under a tarpaulin in a United Nations’ Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the town of Wau in South Sudan.

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Holding on to hope

05 May 17

Fifteen-year-old Susanna Gelasivo is struggling to feed her nine-month-old baby, Ross Edward.

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Plight of mothers

01 May 17

Eighteen year-old Sarah is seven months pregnant and lives in a small town near Juba. Her son, Izeil, aged two, is malnourished.

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Trekking in Solidarity 2017

11 Apr 17

We spoke to some participants from last year’s ‘Cycling in Solidarity’ trip to Cambodia to find out why charitable adventures are so valuable, from both a personal and international development perspective.

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Youths gain understanding of Project Compassion at rally

10 Apr 17

A youth rally was recently held at St John Paul College, Coffs Harbour, raising awareness and funds for Project Compassion.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs help spread the message of Project Compassion

22 Mar 17

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been spreading the word of Caritas Australia’s work and Project Compassion.

Caritas Australia’s Program Coordinator for Africa, Sister Ivy Khoury, who is a passionate South Sydney supporter, has struck up a friendship with the NRL club’s coach Michael Maguire. The pair recently spent time with students at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Coogee, passing on footy tips and teaching the children about the importance of helping the poor.

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Why subsidiarity is central to closing the gap

16 Mar 17

Subsidiarity is a Catholic Social Teaching principle which articulates that the people closest to, and most affected by, the issues are the ones best placed to address them, with the help of the Government.

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Education providing hope to Syrian children

13 Mar 17

Six years ago, on 15 March, 2011, there was an escalation of the conflict in Syria. Since then, the war has claimed over 400,000 lives and uprooted more than half of Syria’s 22 million people.

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A blessed rosary

19 Feb 17

On Saturday 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji. Thought to be the biggest to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, the category five storm caused widespread devastation to communities.

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Language classes and intercultural visits promote peace in Sri Lanka

16 Feb 17

Daisy Paulin has overcome personal tragedy to become a key peace builder in Vannankulam, in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province.

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Caritas partners recognised for empowering First Australian communities

09 Feb 17

At the end of 2016, Andrea Mason, CEO of NPY Women’s Council (Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council) was awarded the prestigious 2017 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Award. Andrea was also awarded with an Australian of the Year award nomination.

This week, Andrea was named as one of the members of Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s new-look Indigenous Advisory Council.

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Garden nurtures community livelihoods in Zimbabwe

23 Jan 17

Seventy-five year old Francesca Mateka has been living in the same village, Dendere, in the Midlands province of Zimbabwe her entire life. 

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Women changing lives

12 Jan 17

In Indonesia, we are helping women come together, to network and build their strengths. By raising their voices, women are creating new opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

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Cleaning up and speaking out

09 Jan 17

Ejamisleide lives on the banks of the Cangueiras Canal, a water source which once threatened her young family with disease and infection. But thanks to a Caritas Australia supported project, her life has been transformed.

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