International Women’s Day on 8th March

For International Women’s Day on 8th March, Caritas would like to celebrate the women who lay the foundations and build peace in communities around the world.

These six Caritas women are from India, Central African Republic,  Colombia, Ukraine, Syria and the United States. They stand up to the chaos caused by war, violence and social upheaval and make their contribution to a more peaceful world. They are bringers of hope and love and sowers of justice.

The Activist

Lee Macqueen, Advocacy Manager, Caritas India

The Nun Who Breaks Down Walls

Sr Norma Pimentel Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

The Project Leader

Hanna Homeniuk, Caritas Ukraine Project Manager

The Advocate

Gerardina Cardozo, Community peacebuilder Caritas Colombia

The War Protester

Hanan Bali, Caritas Project Coordinator, Aleppo, Syria

The Mother

Suzanne Yadole, Winner of Caritas agriculture fair