Units from Latin America, RIMOA and Asia Pacific participated in this event through the NGOCSW65 Virtual Platform. Details of events hosted by the regions are available here. A historic moment for the Congregation coming together as ONE Good Shepherd Voice to advocate for women and girls experiencing marginalisation and exploitation across the world.
Sr Winifred Doherty's blog (Good Shepherd - New York) - http://winifredd.wordpress.com/
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Australians - YouTube https://youtu.be/138FdvHVVMs
Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand: Forced Marriage: An Australian Case Study - https://youtu.be/AO5qmOhjXFs
Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: Realities, Perspectives and Interventions by Good Shepherd Philippines, Nepal and Malaysia. YouTube link for recorded event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKXYuZJM2mI
Online Sexual Exploitation of Children: Realities, Perspectives and Interventions by Good Shepherd Philippines, Nepal and Malaysia. YouTube link for recorded event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts6nBnzqE_o
Panel Led By and For Girls: Impact of COVID19 on Girls & Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights by Good Shepherd Central East India Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, South West India and Sri Lanka. YouTube link for recorded event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nycsR3NRJ0&t=7s
Reforms and Innovations to Support Women and Children Experiencing Family Violence by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand. YouTube link for recorded event -
Addressing Economic Injustice: Root Causes, Interventions and Voices from the Field. Event was hosted by Good Shepherd Programs from Central East India, Malaysia, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Events hosted by Latin America and RIMOA are available at these links:
Latin American - https://www.facebook.com/GSIFamericaLatina/
The entire NGOCSW65 event was a huge success for the Congregation with participation from Latin America, Asia Pacific and RIMOA - a fitting tribute to the efforts of the GS International Justice Peace Office, in particular Sr. Winifred Doherty, Sr. Clare Nolan and Alexis Schultz, to educate all GS mission partners (sisters and lay) to be effective advocates for social justice. The event brought together programmes across the Good Shepherd Congregation with ONE VOICE to advocate on issues that affect women and girls across the world.
Some insights from GS Asia Pacific event hosts / moderators / panelists / organisers:
What were the highlights / your joys?
What could be better?
What will we do differently the next time?
Any suggestions for future regional / congregational events?
Everyone was invited to participate in the events hosted by Good Shepherd units in Asia Pacific.
The Events flyer with dates for the different AP events: Click here - Events Flyer
The Participation-made-easy flyer with URL for those registered as advocates or the GSIF Asia Pacific YouTube channel with QR code: Click here - Participation Flyer
Blessings and gratitude to all,
Asia Pacific Regional Manager
Good Shepherd International Foundation Onlus
Asia Pacific Regional Office