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Advocacy Publications

Development: Sustainable for whom?

FI's booklet Development: sustainable for whom? provides an alternative perspective on conflicts between development and environmental concerns.

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Human Rights in West Papua 2013

Co-published by Franciscans International and the International Coalition for Papua (ICP), this report documents human rights abuses in West Papua between October 2011 and March 2013.  Among the issues reported on are arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, violence against women and children, poor management of healthcare and education, and the negative effect of extractive industries upon communities.  The publication gives an detailed overview of the troubles faced by those who live in West Papua, a region to which UN Special Procedures continue to be denied access.

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Modern Slavery in India: Cases of Bonded Labour

 Compiled by the FI Advocacy Team, "Modern Slavery in India: Cases of Bonded Labour" features cases of contemporary forms of slavery from the first-hand experience of Franciscans and partners working in India. Examining issues surrounding child labour, prostitution, human trafficking, and forced and bonded labour in industrial and agricultural sectors, this publication serves as a comprehensive introduction to the scourge of contemporary slavery and the challenges we face in eradicating this grave violation of human rights.

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Human Rights in Papua

The Report portrays the bleak reality of the abuse of civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights in Papua in 2010 and 2011. The aim of the Report is to raise awareness of the human rights situation in Papua and to create in Papua a ‘land of peace’.  Read Report>>


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The Right to Water and Sanitation - A Practical Guide

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly officially recognised the Human Right to Water and Sanitation. To help make this Human Right a reality, Franciscans International  and WaterLex co-developed a learning manual for grassroots religious communities. 

The purpose of this manual is to provide the Franciscan Family and any other interested stakeholders with an overview and some tools to address water access and governance challenges in everyday life.

It explains progressively over seven sections how to become aware of water and sanitation challenges as well as the planning of facilitation and advocacy activities at the local, national and international level. 

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