Josianne Gauthier

Josianne Gauthier headshotJosianne Gauthier joined CIDSE as Secretary General in September 2017. Before this, she was on the senior management team at Development and Peace – Caritas Canada where she spent the previous 17 years. Her background is as an international human rights and children’s rights lawyer with a long history of commitment to social justice through education and advocacy work.

** CIDSE is an international family of Catholic social justice organisations working together with others to promote justice, harness the power of global solidarity and create transformational change to end poverty and inequalities. We do this by challenging systemic injustice and inequity as well as destruction of nature. We believe in a world where every human being has a right to live in dignity.


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