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10 years of the Tsiry project: review and outlook

When the “Tsiry” (“seeds” in Malagasy) literacy project started in autumn 2010 with the training of the teachers, nobody had any idea how long-term, successful, and sustainable the programme would be. Since 2011, 5509 adults and 2180 children, including 1283 girls, have participated. There are 11 different locations for adults and 7 locations for children. […]

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A video collection for the Feast of St Louise de Marillac

AIC volunteers, Fathers from the Congregation of the Mission and Daughters of Charity collaborated to produce some wonderful videos for the Feast of Saint Louise de Marillac on 9th May 2021. We hope you enjoy them! Below you will find the videos produced in English and the corresponding texts: Father Joe Agostino, CM, International Coordinator […]

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The AIC representatives participate in the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN (CSW65)

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s rights, documenting the reality of women’s lives throughout the world, and shaping global standards on gender equality and the empowerment of […]

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AIC participates in UNESCO regional consultations against gender stereotypes

Within the framework of the “gender” priority, UNESCO is preparing a programme to promote gender equality and strengthen the place of girls, women, disabled people and minorities. Six consultations were organised by Zoom, one per continent, on gender equality and sexist prejudices in the world, and on possible ways forward. The three AIC representatives at […]

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Three AIC representatives participated in the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development at the UN in New York

The 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development, took place in New York from 8-17th February, 2021, with a priority theme, “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: The role of digital technologies and social development on the well-being of all”. Only the opening and closing sessions of the Commission held in-person meetings for delegates, […]

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A new day centre for homeless women in Paris

In November, a new day centre for women living in on the streets opened in Paris, called ‘Accueil Louise et Rosalie’. This project is the result of a close collaboration between AIC-France (la Fédération Française des Equipes Saint Vincent) and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, in partnership with the Congregation of the Mission. […]

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An abundance of solidarity towards Lebanon: thank you to all!

AIC-Lebanon sends its warmest thanks to all the people and AIC associations who generously sent donations after the explosion that devastated Beirut on 4th August. The local volunteers are supporting 72 families in an underprivileged area of the city that was affected by the explosion. Thanks to incredible solidarity, mutual aid and collaboration, the social […]

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