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#selfiewithdaughter: India PM Calls for Daughter Selfies to Tackle Plummeting Sex Ratios

Last edited 30th June 2015

The gender ratio is a problem in India - due in part to illegal sex-selective abortions, female infanticide, neglect and discrimination against girls in some parts of the country. The hashtag #selfiewithdaughter began trending on Twitter, after a village in Haryana state - which has one of the lowest ratios - asked people to pose with their daughters in a selfie contest. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for people across the country to join in and share pictures taken with their daughters.

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Rhino Angels: World’s First Female Anti-Poaching Unit

Last edited 29th June 2015

These women were so appalled by the mutilation and killing of rhinos that they decided to fight back - they call themselves the Black Mambas.

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How He Loves

Last edited 21st June 2015

A speaker at the Life Teen Leadership Conference asked all the young women in the room to sit down and all the young men to stand up. He proceeded to say, “These young women have all been hurt by men in some way, many very deeply.” He said that in a moment he would ask the hundreds of young men, our brothers-in-Christ standing beside us, to sing the song, “How He Loves” over us.

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Church Has Four New Women Saints

Last edited 4th September 2015

Pope Francis has declared four women saints, include two Palestinians, a French nun and an Italian nun. Video by Catholic News Service. St Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas and St Mariam of Jesus Crucified Baouardy were both from Palestine. St Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve was a French nun and foundress. St Maria Cristina of the Immaculate Conception came from Italy. Video by Catholic News Service.

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Pope Francis Canonises Two Palestinian Nuns

Last edited 4th September 2015

Pope Francis has canonised two 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine, making them the first Palestinian saints in modern times. Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Mariam Bawardy were among four new saints declared in Rome's St Peter's Square.

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First Apparition - Our Lady of Fatima

Last edited 13th May 2015

May 13 1917 was a beautiful Sunday in Portugal’s rugged Serra de Aire uplands. Sunshine bathed the olive groves. The fresh green of Springtime in the meadows and olive groves contrasted with the vivid red of poppy flowers. The happy voices of three children playing as they watched over their families’ flocks rang out in the clear air.

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Act for Justice in the DRC - Caritas Resource

Last edited 6th May 2015

Fearless Voices: speaking up for peace, equality and justice in the DRC is a report on sexual violence and conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the report we share the words of courageous women and girls who have survived violence. Fearless Voices calls for an end to systemic rape and violence perpetrated against women and girls within a culture of impunity.

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“Our Work is to Pray, So We Pray for the World” - Sister Therese (Benedictine Sister from Jamberoo Abbey)

Last edited 10th April 2015

When visitors enter the Jamberoo Abbey church, located in southern New South Wales, the first thing to strike them is the stunning backdrop of full-length glass windows behind the altar and tabernacle, bringing the beauty of God’s creation right into the heart of the church and allowing all who worship there to turn their prayer outward, for the world. The impact of the windows is no accident, according to the Abbey’s guest mistress, Sister Therese, but is an integral part of the church’s original design. “We are Benedictines and our work is to pray, so we pray for the world,” she says.

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Why That Woman Wept At Confession

Last edited 26th March 2015

After I finished my confession and walked out, I couldn’t stop thinking about this woman and why she wept. I couldn’t stop thinking about what her confession meant to her.

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Christian Schools Transform Education for Nepal’s Girls

Last edited 19th March 2015

Because of the influence of 100 Christian schools, including 20 Catholic schools, as many young women as young men are now graduating from high school in Nepal. “In traditional Hindu societies like Nepal's, girls tend to be denied the opportunity to learn how to read and write,” a local educational expert said in an interview with AsiaNews. “Families prefer early marriage, sometimes even before the girls are fully developed physically.”

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