CIDSE Highlights No.10

Ending human rights violations by business..
5 March 2013

New CIDSE briefing assesses UN tool on business and human rights

With our new partner briefing, we help local communities in ending human rights violations by business.

CIDSE analyses the Guiding Principles of the UN 'Protect, Respect, Remedy' Framework to equip local communities to stand up for their rights when facing human rights violations by business. Our partners in developing countries are regularly confronted with human rights violations (see press release).

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Lent 2013

This year’s Lenten campaigns of CIDSE member organisations start amidst impending change in the Church.

During Lent, the six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, a period of observance and reflection for many Christian denominations, CIDSE member organisations seek to inform and challenge the general public through development education programmes, raising funds for their activities. This year, several Lenten campaigns focus on the underlying causes of hunger, such as the lack of access to land and markets, as well as inequality between men and women.

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World Social Forum 2013, Tunis

Egypt protest (Photo Artem Nezvigin)CIDSE joins civil society organisations from all over the world in Tunis, Tunisia, to make plans for a fairer and more democratic world. (26-30 March).

CIDSE and its members organise a range of workshops with discussions on the right to food, a post-2015 development framework and alternative models of development.



  • A CIDSE delegation participated in the Cor Unum conference on "Charity, Christian anthropology and new global ethics" in Rome (17-19/01/2013)
  • FEC hosted CIDSE's Board of Directors meeting in Portugal, during which the network welcomed its 17h member, eRko. Watch a Familia Crista reportage of the meeting (in PT and EN)  (20-22/01/2013).
  • CIDSE took part in the CAN-Europe seminar on Beyond 2015 (07/02/2013).
  • CIDSE attended a seminar on climate private finance in Berlin (25-26/02/2013).
  • CIDSE  was invited to comment on the new Alliance for Sustainable Development between the EU and Latin America in Europeinfos. See article (available in FR, EN, DE).
  • CIDSE's Media & Communication Officer, Roeland Scholtalbers is leaving CIDSE on 8 March. His successor, Markus Drake, will start on Monday 11 March 2013.

CIDSE is an international alliance of Catholic development agencies working together for global justice

Members: Broederlijk Delen - Belgium . CAFOD - England and Wales . CCFD-Terre Solidaire - France . Center of Concern - USA . Cordaid - the Netherlands . Development and Peace - Canada . Entraide et Fraternité - Belgium . eRko - Slovakia . Fastenopfer - Switzerland . FEC - Portugal . FOCSIV-Volontari nel Mondo - Italy . Fondation Bridderlech Deelen - Luxembourg . KOO - Austria . Manos Unidas - Spain . MISEREOR - Germany . SCIAF - Scotland . Trócaire - Ireland.

Roeland Scholtalbers, Media & Communication Officer -

T:+32 2 230 7722 - F:+32 2 230 7082 -

Published on 5 March 2013.
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