An Invitation to Stand in Solidarity With All Women

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The SNJM Water-Ecology Committee has published a new newsletter, this time dedicated to the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Under the theme “Woman. Her land. Her Rights,” this day is an invitation to raise awareness of the need to promote equal access for women to land and property. On the one hand, it highlights the vital role played by women in the health of the land, and on the other, it reminds us that it is women who suffer most from the negative impacts of water stress.

The committee’s newsletter highlights some of the consequences for the world’s population of these increasing dry spells. It also points out a number of initiatives, including one to counter the advance of the Sahara and Sahel, and even a tip on how to make a watering station for bees! The newsletter provides reliable sources of information, mainly in the form of videos.

The SNJM Water-Ecology Committee is made up of SNJM associates Sharon Elliott (WA), Dorothy Guha (QC) and Pat Iwata (OR), and sisters Josephine Chudzik (Manitoba), Mary Annette Dworshak (U.S.-Ontario) and Yvonne Massicotte (Manitoba). This committee works throughout the year on environmental issues, more specifically on water, the subject of a corporate stand by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). The production of a periodic bulletin is a way of providing food for thought and tips for modifying our everyday behavior.

The newsletter is available in English, Spanish and French.