New Leaders: Leadership for Change

New Leaders: Leadership for Change


Rome, 22nd June 2022 – The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) has launched a campaign to highlight the commitment of Catholic Sisters to tackling global development challenges, and their emerging role as leaders and advocates with extensive experience in grassroots engagement. 

Representing over 600,000 Sisters, the worldwide network of UISG member-congregations is estimated to be one of the largest providers of direct community support in areas including health, hunger relief and care for children. Catholic Sisters are on the frontlines of some of the toughest development challenges, and have provided a lifeline to people on the margins throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Over centuries of supporting the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable, Sisters have consolidated an outstanding model of community engagement based on three pillars – presence, encounter and service.

Now, UISG wants to channel this grassroots expertise to inform decision-makers at every level, focusing on the unique experience of Sisters who live among those most affected by poverty, exploitation and climate change. UISG’s newest initiative, Sisters Advocating Globally, aims to strengthen the impact of women religious, ensuring their voices and the voices of those on the margins are heeded in the post-COVID development dialogue. 

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