Commentary by Pascale Palmer

  • March 3, 2013

    When the One Billion Rising campaign ( went global on 14 February 2013, I was travelling. I therefore didn't have time to contribute...

  • January 11, 2013

    This week marks the third anniversary of the appalling earthquake in Haiti. I have written about this for the Catholic Herald and Ekklesia (http://www....

  • November 15, 2012

    Launched on 10 November 2012, CAFOD's year-long 'Hungry for Change' campaign will use key moments, such as the UK’s hosting of the G8 in May 2013, to highlight the issues at stake in the struggle against hunger call for further support. But what...

  • June 19, 2012

    I have just reread an article I wrote for Ekklesia from last year’s G20 in Cannes, and while I sit here in the evening sun in Los Cabos with world leaders just a few miles away tucking into their Summit working dinner, I feel angry.

  • June 19, 2012

    Los Cabos is hot and rammed full of federal police and offshore gunships and the military atop armoured vehicles. Late last night, when the US President touched down in the local airport, the town was awash with sirens and helicopters and...

  • June 18, 2012

    I am sitting in the press pit at the G20 in Mexico and as the Eurozone and the election in Greece threaten to wipe development off the agenda here yet again, CAFOD’s economics analyst Tina Weller has quite a lot to say. So I am handing over to...

  • June 11, 2012

    This week in Los Cabos in Mexico heads of state from the G20 nations are meeting. Every year this meeting is crucial – it is a focal moment for discussion and action on economic and financial reform and improving the structures that feed into...

  • April 16, 2012

    Since 2000, 55 journalists in Mexico have been killed. Most of them brutally shot or tortured for doing their job. Maria Elizabeth Macia Castro from the city of Nuevo Laredo wrote online under the pseudonym ‘The Girl from Laredo’, reporting the...

  • March 23, 2012

    Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.

  • March 18, 2012

    In 2010 an earthquake ripped through Haiti killing more than 200,000, making millions homeless. Speaking to Haitians now, they date everything from that day – “après le douze”, “avant le douze” meaning after or before the twelfth of January when...

  • March 16, 2012

    On Sunday 11 March 2012 I travelled out to a community called Fonds Jean Noel, two hours from the Haitian capital Port au Prince up a jaw-breaking road of loose rocks and scree.

  • March 13, 2012

    It’s taken me a few days to get my head even part of the way around Haiti: it’s a strange and wonderful place that has so many signs and so few destinations. What I mean by that is that you see here the beginnings of things and the leftovers of...

  • January 11, 2012

    Two years ago on January 12, as the late afternoon heat ebbed away, a catastrophic magnitude 7 earthquake hit the island of Hispaniola, devastating Haiti.

  • January 4, 2012

    I really do hope that when climate change minister Greg Barker calls green campaigners “environmental Taliban” he’s including CAFOD.

  • December 9, 2011

    Well, the dark skies are persisting over Durban for the climate change talks, but it’s nothing in comparison to the storm over the UK’s vetoing of the new European agreement over fiscal policy and regulation.

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