What We Do

Women and Children

To honour and advance the rights of women and children. Focusing on the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Children.

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Care of the
Earth

We respond to the cry of the earth, to protect people and planet.

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Indigenous and
Tribal People

To honour and advance the rights of indigenous and tribal people.

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We speak and act in partnership

The mission of the International Presentation Association is to speak and act in partnership with others for global justice. We do this from a contemplative stance, in a spirit of oneness with the whole of creation. 

The three key advocacy priorities of the International Presentation Association for 2020 to 2022 are:


  • To honour and advance the rights of Women and Children, focusing on the elimination of violence against Women and Children

  • To honour and advance the rights of the Earth

  • To honour and advance the rights of Indigenous and Tribal people
Children planting trees

We decide our actions together

The International Presentation Association is comprised of the Presentation Sisters Union, the Conference of Presentation Sisters of North America and the Presentation Society of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

We are governed by the IPA Assembly, our policy-making body, which meets every five years. The members are Congregational Leaders, Justice Contact Persons, and one additional member from each participating congregation, and from the Association of Presentations in Latin America.

We are located in 20 countries

While our roots are in Ireland, we have a presence in 20 countries around the world, from Canada to the Philippines, and from New Zealand to Chile. This gives us a unique perspective, rooted in the lived realities of the women, children and men that we serve.  It also strengthens and gives authority to our advocacy work at the United Nations.

You can find out where we work by visiting our Interactive Map.

The IPA Justice Contacts

Our IPA Justice Contacts, situated in the countries shown below, monitor and report on justice issues in their region. The IPA Programme Action Leader compiles a monthly periodical of their activities, called the IPA Justice Contacts Update, which contains regional highlights of key activities, news and upcoming events.

ABERDEEN

Pat Prunty PBVM

ABERDEEN

Carrie Hansen (Asst JC)

DUBUQUE

Marge Healy PBVM

NEW WINDSOR

Dorothy Scesny PBVM

SAN FRANCISCO

Pat Davis PBVM

STATEN ISLAND

Beth Hassel PBVM

LISMORE

Clare Axman

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Anne Lane PBVM

QUEENSLAND

Richard Rogusz

TASMANIA

Molly Payne

VICTORIA

Joan Kennedy PBVM

WAGGA WAGGA

Lynne Crilly PBVM

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Gemma Thomson

INDIA NORTH

Libania Fernandes PBVM

AFRICA

Annatollia Muzata PBVM

CANADA
(Newfoundland & Labrador)

Clo Martin PBVM

INDIA SOUTH

Flora Mary Arul Doss PBVM

IRELAND & ENGLAND

Brian O’Toole

LATIN AMERICA

Eileen Kearney PBVM

USA UNIT UNION

Maurice Lange

SLOVAKIA

Rupa Lourdhusamy PBVM

NEW ZEALAND

Ruth Coleman PBVM

PAKISTAN

Shumaila Barket PBVM

PHILIPPINES

Analee Garciano PBVM

THAILAND

(Part of Philippines Unit)

Jancy Selvaraj PBVM

Unit Congregational Coordinating Team for Justice

 (CCJT) – CHAIR

Maureen O’Connell PBVM

The International Presentation Association is the global advocacy mission of the Presentation Sisters and Presentation People today. We are a network of over 1,500 religious sisters and Presentation People in over 20 countries.

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