Chris Herlinger is a contributing writer to Global Sisters Report and also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia. He is the co-author, with Paul Jeffrey, of books on Haiti and Darfur, published by Seabury, and a third, on global hunger, published in 2015.
Global Sisters Report: "It is here, in our neighborhoods, and requires attention now," Sr. Michelle Loisel said at one of the gatherings to mark the U.N. World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
When the world commemorates the United Nations' World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, it will focus on crimes the global body says exploit "women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex."
Global Sisters Report: At UISG's 2016 meeting, Pope Francis first announced a commission to study women and the diaconate. Three years later, the superiors are set to meet again in Rome.
To the sisters working at the United Nations, the recent debates over the need for social protections like public services and sustainable infrastructure offer a way into the discussion about feminist economics.