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Pacem in Terris: Its Role in Catholic Social Teaching and its Impact on World Politics (Full Screen)
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Salvation Army World Service
The Salvation Army World Service Office (SAWSO), a subsidiary body of the Salvation Army, uses local officers and personnel to implement development programs worldwide. In addition to disaster relief, the World Service Office supports income generation and healthcare programs, including attempts to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Its WORTH initiative in Kenya, implemented in partnership with PACT Inc., focuses on increasing women's financial stability through networking and microcredit services. A child survival project in Zambia integrates nutrition, hygiene, pregnancy/birth/postpartum care, and disease treatment and prevention (including malaria and HIV/AIDS). Following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti SAWSO provided emergency relief, and it has begun constructing transitional housing. The organization has also taken a lead role in combating international human trafficking, throwing its support behind domestic legislation and developing programs to address the needs of trafficking victims.