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Women's Voice

Let us take care of the family

Here you can find extracts from some of the articles found in Women's Voice latest issue.


Editorial, Virginia Rivero Lozada

Today I present to you the 50th issue of our magazine, which follows the editorial line of deepening the Resolutions adopted in Dakar. These resolutions are the strategic lines of action of WUCWO for the period 2018-2022.

Our President very conveniently suggested that we give it the following title: “LET US TAKE CARE OF THE FAMILY.”

On this occasion, we chose to make visible the work and activities of the organisations in the framework of Resolution n.2 regarding the care of the family in difficult situations, especially its most vulnerable members. [...]

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Message of the President General, María Lía Zervino, Servidora

[...] The Holy Father, following in the footsteps of his predecessors, is committed to the care of "the human family," which is so present in the action and magisterium of Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II. [...]

Today, terrorist attacks, extremist actions and devastating wars - motivated by spurious interests - are falsely justified by religious causes. For this reason, it is essential that the leaders of the various denominations clearly express together the true teachings of their creeds and what their authentic demands are for the good of fraternity and the flourishing of the human family. [...]

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Message of the Ecclesiastical Assistant, Father Gerard Whelan, SJ

[…] I am proud of the first sentence of our resolution: “Let us take care of the family in difficult situations, especially its most vulnerable members.” This captures the spirit of Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia [AL], where, as in all his writings, he shows a special concern for the marginalized and the suffering. In the case of families, this often means showing care for those who live family life in an imperfect way. On this matter, Pope Francis complements the work of his two predecessors. [...]

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“Big Data innovation to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery”, Maribeth Stewart Blogoslawski, WUCWO Vice-President General

The latest addition to the offerings from the Permanent Observer Mission from the Holy See to the United Nations in the fight against human trafficking took place on June 7, 2019 when we assembled in a room crowded with eager attendees to hear speakers from business, civil society, and government to learn how big data aggregation and sharing can help stop this modern day slavery.

Sponsored by the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, Archbishop Auza, the event was also co-sponsored by the UN Office for Partnerships and by HealRWorld. The theme was the advanced technology the business sector is using to help end Human Trafficking. [...]

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“Experience and testimony of the Association des Femmes Catholiques du Mali on Resolution No. 2”, Marie Joseph Keita

[…] Our country, Mali, where the majority of the population lives below the poverty limit, has been experiencing a state of war for more than eight years. This multi-faceted war has complicated the lives of people in the north mainly, who have been forced to move to the south of the country, in particular to Bamako.

Aware of this situation, the Association des Femmes Catholiques du Mali (AFCM) made an urgent appeal to the parishioners of the diocese of Bamako. [...]

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"Women heeding the call to see and act", Diana W. Njonjo

[...] Children, pregnant women, elderly people, malnourished, abled differently, can easily be identified as vulnerable. However, each one is born vulnerable, and psychologists encourage everyone to accept their vulnerability so as to live a wholesome life. Each one of us has at some point been in that space where things do not make sense, when our world stops making sense and we become dependent on others. [...]

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“Commitment and action. Prevention networks”, Irma Florencia Beretta and María Constanza Mattera

[...] Within the framework of the proposal for the care of families, we want to share with you, sisters and brothers, an experience that questions our responses and commits us to the God of Life. The profound experience of accompanying a journey of freedom puts in crisis our spaces of dedication to the formation and prevention of situations of risk in the family and in society. But, above all, with much greater responsibility in our Christian communities.

Approximately fifteen days ago, we as a Network Community, accompanied a young woman on her way to freedom after having spent two years and eleven months in prison. A young woman and mother; a woman who beyond all prejudice has been strong; in this particular case, a victim of a society that abandons vulnerable people to their fate. […]

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“The Hamil School - A stepping stone to help vulnerable children reach their dreams”, Isabella Park

[...] Marriaed immigrant women arrive in Korea dreaming of a happy life for themselves, similar to the ones they’ve seen in Korean TV dramas.  However, Korea is a very closed and blood-related society, where many of the women end up suffering from social prejudice, racism and discrimination. […]

I would like to introduce here an angel, In-Soonee, who desires to save the most vulnerable children of multicultural families from racial discrimination and social abuse. [...]

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Voices from our Member Organisations which are testimony to the commitment of WUCWO´s members on the theme: "Let us take care of the family".

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