AFRICA/LESOTHO - Catholic women of Southern Africa for the promotion of migrants' rights

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 women   migrants  

Maseru (Agenzia Fides) - The inter regional meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa through its Social Department recently organised a Human Rights Centred Migration Management capacity building workshop to promote the observance of Human Rights for refugees and migrants.
According to a statement sent to Agenzia Fides, the workshop participants were drawn from the recently formed Catholic women arm called Catholic Women in IMBISA: Inter Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa, a body that brings together the Bishops of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana.
The organization of women in IMBISA promotes women's participation on issues of governance and human rights, as they compose the majority of victims of abuse and violence as migrants and refugees.
The workshop drew inspiration from the "Africae Munus" document of Benedict XVI which reiterates the role of women in Justice and Peace. The workshop was held in Maseru Lesotho and was also an opportunity for the women to share experiences and to strengthen networking and information sharing between women in the IMBISA. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 24/02/2016)