Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office

Our Commitment

GSIJPO - UN Banner UN Banner with Congregational priorities

"We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet.  We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world unto a sustainable and resilient path.  As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind."

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Affiliated with the United Nations

On 26 April 2016 the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd celebrated 20 years of Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC of the United Nations (1996-2016). 


The purpose of this affiliation is to further our mission of reconciliation, particularly in its orientation toward girls and women. Through this means of collaboration we work to bring about change in whatever conditions condemn others to a marginalized life. Through our affiliation with the goals of the UN, we seek to extend mercy to the poor and to the oppressed, awakening our world to the dignity and value of each person.  


Personnel - the Team

Meet the team, click here:




Winifredd's Blog

Sister Winifred Doherty

Winifredd's Blog, click below, will keep you updated with current events.  

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Winifred quoted in Global Sisters Report, A Project of National Catholic Reporter, 8 January 2021.  Article by Chris Herlinger includes comments of sisters working at the international level regarding the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Click here - Capitol riot mirrors insurrections outside US say sisters with international duties

Winifred quoted in Global Sisters Report, A Project of National Catholic Reporter, 12 November 2020 regarding the outcome of the U.S. election:

"I think it's a very good move, not just for the U.S., but for the entire world.  (Though) there are huge challenges in the world there is at least now an environment in which important work can begin."

More: Sister reps at UN hope Biden will put US 'back on track' globally



The UN and GSIJP Office during Coronavirus Pandemic

Reflections written by Sr Winifred Doherty


'Embrace the World' is a Journal of Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office (GSIJPO) dealing with Congregational justice issues.  Edition #54 - July 2020 includes:

The United Nations during Coronavirus Pandemic - pages 5-6

The Coronavirus and Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office - pages 6-7

Click here - 'Embrace the World' #54



Position Papers 2018

Click here for Congregational Position Papers 2018

on Migration, Economic Justice, Girl Child, Trafficking, Prostitution, Integral Ecology.



Stop Child Abuse in Social Media 2020

This is a resource for anyone involved in Child Protection issues and/or involved in awareness training / formation of Good Shepherd Partners in Mission re Prevention of Child Abuse.

A very successful panel event was held on 15 July 2020.  Full recording of the event available on YouTube The panelists are extraordinary presenters, passionate and knowledgeable in their area of expertise, all contributing to the objective 'Stop Child Abuse in Social Media.'  They represented Government, NGOs, the Tech Industry and Faith Based organizations and demonstrated how important broad and multi-faceted partnership and a whole of society approach are for systemic change.

Sr Winifred Doherty is key Moderator of the session.



Trafficking in Persons Report 2020

The Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report is a resource tool for understanding the phenomenon of human trafficking, advocacy, and the 3Ps: Protection, Prosecution and Prevention.

The latest TIP Report 2020 has been released by the US Department of State.   This is link where you will find the report and check the situation of TIP in your country:

Click here - Trafficking in Persons Report 2020


UN Sustainable Development Goals

GSIJPO - UN UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Goals bring together three pillars of sustainable development:

  • Social
  • Environment
  • Economic.


Values underpinning sustainable development goals:

Redistributive Justice

Economic Justice

Gender Justice

Social Justice

Environmental Justice

Accountability to people.

The Sustainable Development Goals include specific targets and indicators on ending violence against women