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Women and Girls

The specific orientation of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, in 72 countries of the world, is towards women and girls experiencing disadvantage, violence and hardship. 

Good Shepherd Sisters believe that women reflect the divine image.  With other people of good will they work for the full inclusion of women in situations where their dignity and human rights are not respected.  





Position Papers 2018

Congregational Position Papers 2018

In 2011, the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd published a set of Good Shepherd Position Papers to serve as a tool toward relevant development of programs, policy, and advocacy. This 2018 Position Papers update encompasses the Congregational Chapter Direction statement of 2015. It integrates insights of Catholic Social Teaching, including teaching of our current Pope Francis; it draws on the international work of our congregational nongovernmental organization (NGO) representative at the United Nations (UN), including the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) framework of the UN Agenda 2030.

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