Jesuit Refugee Service Advocacy Booklet Available for Download
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A new 36-page booklet addresses all aspects of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) advocacy, from day-to-day work to longer-term activities seeking to change policies nationally, regionally and globally.
The booklet gives a breakdown of the most important issues on which JRS advocacy is focused and provides concrete examples of concerns and positive outcomes of this work. The issues include:
- Access to quality education
- Food security
- Detention, protection and durable solutions
- Landmines and cluster bombs
- Sexual- and gender-based violence
- Peace and reconciliation
The publication, available in English, Spanish and French, demonstrates how JRS is involved in the empowerment of forcibly displaced persons, assisting them to gain access to the rights to which they are entitled.
“We wanted to clearly set out what advocacy means in JRS, how it is an integral part of our mandate rooted in our proximity to refugees, flowing from our direct accompaniment and service provision and based on Jesuit values,” said JRS International Advocacy Coordinator, Amaya Valcárcel.