Good Shepherd in Asia Pacific

Forging closer and stronger links of collaboration across borders

Good Shepherd International Network

Sisters of the Good Shepherd - International Congregation

Good Shepherd Museum, Angers, France -

Good Shepherd International

Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office

Click here for Congregational Position Papers 2018 on Migration, Economic Justice, Girl Child, Trafficking, Prostitution, Integral Ecology.

Good Shepherd Statement to the 54th session of the Commission for Social Development - Good Shepherd Statement

Sr Winifred Doherty's blog (Good Shepherd - New York) -

Sisters of the Good Shepherd - Guidelines and Policies Regarding Internet Presence, Social Media and other Electronic Communications - Congregational Communications Guidelines and Policies


Good Shepherd Asia Pacific

Provinces and Sectors

Central East India/Nepal

Sri Lanka/Pakistan Province -

Sri Lanka Contemplative

Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand Province -

Philippines/Japan Province -

Singapore/Malaysia Province - Malaysia - 

Singapore/Malaysia Province - Mission website

Northeast Asia Province - Taiwan -

East Asia - Myanmar



Good Shepherd Nongkhai, Thailand -

Hands of Hope, Nongkhai, Thailand -

Good Shepherd Centre, Singapore -

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand -

Good Shepherd Microfinance, Australia -

Good Shepherd New Zealand -


Good Shepherd Publications and Media Centre

Congregational Direction Statement  -  Direction Statement of Congregational Chapter 2015

Congregational Position Papers 2018 - Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office

Good Shepherd Charter for Employment Practice - Asia Pacific Circle

Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration and the Movement of Peoples - Compiled by Sr Clare Nolan.


Papers and Presentations


Stories of Survivors

On 25 November 2018, to mark the 16 Days Campaign to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls, Good Shepherd in Malaysia launched an ebooklet containing stories of survivors of sexual/physical violence in both English and Malay languages.    

People on the Move.pdf - Paper presented by Mrs Gloria Bon from Malaysia at the Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly held in 2014.  It presents an overview of the movement of peoples within the Asia Pacific region, including the Development of Asian Migration, Labour Migration within Asia, Feminization of Migration, Illegal Migration and Refugees.

Good Shepherd Beyond Borders - Presentation by Ms Theresa Symons from Malaysia at the Asia Pacific Intercontinental Assembly held in 2014.  This is a snapshot of the 19 countries in which Good Shepherd is active, within the themes of:  Population and Economic Indicators, Political Stability and Corruption Index, Net Migration flows, Trafficking in Persons, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Missiological Reflection - The State of the Nation Address 2014 leads Sister Maureen Catabian of the Philippines to question her faith in a 'God of Fullness of Life'.  Click here to read her reflection, published in Impact Vol 48 No 08:  Asian Magazine for Human Transformation.

Global Slavery Index 2014 - Question posed by Mrs Gloria Bon, Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Justice Peace Core Team.


Film produced by Good Shepherd International Foundation 2018


Mahila: A Women's Movement Rising, featuring a Good Shepherd Economic Justice Project in CE India.  

The film is available at this link -

The Reflection Guide is available at this link -


Spirituality Resources

Congregational Spirituality Centre at the Mother House, Angers France

Click here - A Retreat 'Living in Creative Fidelity' - God's personal call within a cosmological perspective 


Newsbrief is a publication of USG-UISG Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation

Click here for Advent and Lent resources -;


Other useful links

Parliament of the World's Religions

The Climate Commitments Project is a web-based resource aimed to coordinate and strengthen interfaith and faith-based climate action campaigns - launched in 2019.

2019 Interfaith Rainforest Initiative is a platform for religious leaders to work hand-in-hand with Indigenous peoples, governments, civil society and business on actions that protect rainforests and safeguard those that serve as their guardians.  


Responding to the Unique Challenge of Nuclear Weapons - A Passionate Call from the Parliament of the World's Religions - November 2018 Statement

Programs include:  Interfaith Climate Action, Women's Task Force, Sacred Space, Faiths against Hate.

Click here -


USG-UISG The International Union of Religious Congregations

USG-UISG is the international Union of Religious Congregations.  Its Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation has a new website -

USG-UISG is the international Union of Religious Congregations.  This See-Judge-Act Reflection paper is produced by its Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation.

Click here to explore this Reflection Paper - Impact of Mining Industry.pdf

Newsbrief is a publication of USG-UISG Commission for Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation.  Click herto read Ms Navy Pillay's opening speech on the occasion of the United Nations first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, 2014 in Geneva - 


Global Sisters Report - A project of National Catholic Reporter -

Article by Sr Clare Nolan published in Global Sisters Report - A project of National Catholic Reporter. October 16, 2017

Click here - Volunteers eclipse dominant culture


Making Human Rights Work for people living in extreme poverty

A handbook for implementing the UN Guilding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.  Produced by ATD Fourth World (All Together in Dignity) and Franciscans International.

Click here - Making Human Rights Work for people living in extreme poverty


UN ESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific


Women's Rights Asia Pacific

International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW).  This website is particularly useful for information and news related to CEDAW -


Early and Forced Marriage

Blog of Sister Winifred Doherty on the issue of early and forced marriage. Winifredd's Blog

Website of Girls not Brides:  The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.


Trafficking of Persons

The Anti-trafficking Working Group (ATWG) of UISG posted an interactive information center in 2017, to share the activities of Religious Congregations which combat trafficking.  

Click here - Interactive Survey PPT slides

US Secretary of State Report into Global Trafficking.  Trafficking in Persons Report

UN Women  -

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking of Humans) - 

Kiss - Health Report - Health of men, women and children in post trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam: an observational cross sectional study - Ligia Kiss and colleagues.  Click here to read this important and comprehensive research report. 

Sign up to end Modern Slavery


Violence against Women and Girls

The Sisters in India stand in solidarity for support of a freedom movement to end generations of deep violence and suppression faced by millions of Indian woman and girls in this Womanifesto 

One Billion Rising: One Billion Rising youtube clip


No One Should Work This Way – Ending the Abuse of Asian Women Domestic Workers

There are more than 52 million domestic workers worldwide but the vast majority are unprotected by labour laws. This leaves them open to – sometimes terrible – abuse and exploitation. The journalist Karen Emmons worked with the photographer Steve McCurry on a documentary project to record and expose some of the treatment experienced by Asian migrant domestic workers.

VIDEO with Journalist Karen Emmons – 01 December 2014 


The Beijing Platform for Action 

As part of UN Women's Beijing+20 campaign, during the month of December 2014 the focus was on Human Rights of Women

View these excellent videos on Beijing+20

History of Women’s Empowerment in the Asia Pacific – The Journey for Gender Equality – ESCAP -

Issues and Challenges in Asia Pacific since Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – Achieving Gender Equality for the Future We Want - ESCAP -

Glimpse of Asia-Pacific Beijing +20 Conference – ESCAP and UN Women -

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It! -

CEDAW Quick & Concise: Explaining the Principle of Non Discrimination -

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of state obligation -

CEDAW Quick & Concise: The principle of substantive equality -