Dominican Sisters International was established in 1995 in an effort to enhance communication and collaboration among Apostolic Dominican Sisters worldwide. Its stated goals are as follows: to coordinate, assist and support member Congregations in living out the Dominican Charism and to affirm and promote their identity as women preachers; to facilitate communication and networking among members of the Dominican Family at national, continental and international levels; to foster a more compassionate world order through the promotion of justice and peace, the integrity of creation and human rights, especially the rights of women; and to create and promote collaborative initiatives among members of the Dominican Family. Our current membership includes approximately 17.822 Sisters representing 144 Congregations in 109 countries. In February 2019, in another phase of its ongoing evolution, Dominican Sisters International Confederation (DSIC) was officially recognized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Apostolic Life.

Dominican Sisters International Confederation is governed by a triennial Assembly which is comprised of Prioresses of member Congregations and/or their delegates. The ongoing work of the organization is directed by an International Coordinator, elected for a six-year term; the Coordinating Council, comprised of a Sister representative from each of DSI’s Continental Areas: Africa; Asia Pacific; Europe; Latin America/Caribbean; North America; and an International Promoter for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation.