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Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Food
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Peace and Security
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values
  • Violence
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Conflict
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Indigenous issues
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Gender equality
  • Health
  • Indicators
  • Integrated decision-making
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Sanitation
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Zambia
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  • Italy
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1849
    Organizational structure: The RSHM Institute is located in 14 countries. This internationality enables us to work beyond national boundaries as one organization united through mission, to promote the life and dignity of all. The governance structure includes five provinces: Brazil, Eastern American, Western American, Northern European, Portugal; and two regions: Mozambique Region and Zambezi Region. Central administrative offices known as the Generalate, are located in Rome, Italy. The RSHM NGO has been affiliated with the Department of Public Information (DPI) since 2006. NGO administrative offices are located at 211 East 43rd Street in New York City, NY, USA.
    Number and type of members: As of 01/03/2012, the membership of the RSHM Institute is 786. These are the full-time women religious who are committed to the RSHM mission and dedicated to the works and services of the RSHM Institute. Through its ministries around the world, the RSHM NGO reaches over 12,000 individuals including students, teachers, administrators, graduates, members of the RSHM Extended Family, and friends.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: International Network for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation; Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network.
    Funding structure:
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Other sources
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Fees for providing consulting or research services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Funding structure other: The RSHM congregation is classified as a tax-exempt organization operating on a non-for-profit basis.
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