Across Asia, Jesuit Missions is defending the rights of vulnerable people and working to rebuild communities after natural disasters.
In India, we are defending women’s rights by supporting para legal programmes. This is giving women an opportunity to learn about their rights. We are also supporting the most marginalized people to have improved access to their basic rights.
In China, we are standing in solidarity with HIV and leprosy patients and helping them to overcome discrimination.
Climatic change has caused an increase in weather related disasters in recent years. In the Philippines we have supported the rebuilding of safer and secure houses after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and trained local people in how best to prepare for future disasters. Similarly in India after the recent floods in Kerala, Jesuit Missions is supporting local groups to prepare disaster response teams.