Human Rights

We empower communities to influence public policies which affect those who are marginalised and vulnerable. We enable people who are living on the margins of society to have their voices heard, improve their access to services, and to directly support those who are survivors of human rights violations.

Programmes that address inequality in marginalised communities work to inform and mobilise people to give them the power to advocate for themselves. The Jesuit Centre for Theology and Reflection (JCTR) in Lusaka, Zambia has implemented a programme supported by Irish Jesuits International that collaborates with community leaders and groups in poor neighbourhoods to lobby their public representatives about clean water, sanitation and healthcare in their areas.

IJI champions safeguarding and protection with our own partners in the Global South, and beyond that – within 12 other Xavier Network (XN) members whose partners span across 87 countries. Our protection approach is informed by the work within Promotion of a Consistent Culture of Protection (PCCP) project of the Society of Jesus.

Please view our online XN Safeguarding Resource Library for information on:

  • Safeguarding and protection training available within the Society of Jesus
  • Safeguarding and protection courses provided beyond the Society of Jesus
  • Audio and visual materials for use at field level and in schools
  • Key sample documents for effective safeguarding within organisations