Prayer to End Pandemic

Pope Francis has initiated a marathon of prayer to ask for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic. Vulnerability to human trafficking has increased during the pandemic. To participate in this initiative, Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, invites us to join in prayer for individuals and families struggling with…

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An Economy Without Trafficking

On the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking, ACRATH and Talitha Kum Aotearoa New Zealand took part in a Global Online Prayer Marathon. The theme of this year’s World Day of Prayer was An Economy without Human Trafficking. This theme brings into the spotlight one of…

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Online Prayer Marathon

Pope Francis has declared the feast of St Josephine Bakhita on February 8 the International Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action against Human Trafficking. Join ACRATH and mark this day by sharing information, joining the world community in prayer and committing to do something in your own life to end slavery. Josephine Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan…

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Study, Prayer and Action

TALITHA KUM STUDY, PRAYER AND ACTION PACKET: NEOLIBERALISM AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN A TIME OF COVID More than one year ago Talitha Kum (the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking) concluded its first General Assembly. The past year was hard due the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time the International Coordination Committee of Talitha…

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Human Dignity, Freedom and Care

Talitha Kum, the International Network Against Trafficking in Persons, invites you to participate in an online “Conversation among women of faith on human dignity, freedom and care”. The event will be conducted in English with translation available in French and Spanish. This is the link to participate in the event on AUGUST 31 at 2pm…

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Impact of Covid -19 on Human Trafficking

Sr Gabriella Bottani, International Co-ordinator of Talitha Kum, speaks about increased vulnerability to human trafficking during this period of Covid-19. ACRATH is a member of Talitha Kum, the International Network Against Trafficking in Persons. Click here to view video.

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Mercy Sister Goes Online to Fight Human Trafficking

Mercy sister Lorraine Phelan is running a zoom seminar on human trafficking which she hopes will inspire participants to get involved in a local or global action. Lorraine, who is ACRATH’s Regional Coordinator for the ACT and NSW has invited Mercy sisters and those connected to Mercy in some capacity, to participate in the webinar,…

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Action for March

Talitha Kum is a worldwide network working against human trafficking. It facilitates collaboration and the exchange of information between networks around the world, and strengthens existing activities and initiatives to counter human trafficking everywhere. The member networks of Talitha Kum are organised in many different ways according to their particular contexts and cultures. Talitha Kum is…

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Weaving a Web of Love

Weaving a Web of Love was the theme for the recent Talitha Kum Assembly(the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons)  in Rome. The event, hosted by UISG (International Union of Superior General) marked the 10th Anniversary of Talitha Kum. 86 people from 42 countries gathered. Oceania was represented by ACRATH members Angela…

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Talitha Kum Celebrates 10 Years

Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with an assembly in Rome (21-27 September). Present at the event are ACRATH members Christine Carolan, Claire Griffith and Louise Cleary. Talitha Kum has been a catalyst for connecting networks of Religious and their lay colleagues working to…

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Faces in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

On July 29, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN hosted an event entitled “Faces in the Fight Against Human Trafficking” at UN Headquarters in New York. It took place alongside a photography exhibition marking the tenth anniversary of the Talitha Kum Network and in commemoration of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  Monsignor David Charters delivered the…

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Action for March

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on 8th March. Women and Girls make up the greater percentage of those who are trafficked. During the month of March you are invited to pray for vulnerable women and girls. The March page of the ACRATH calendar highlights the work of Franciscans International who are working to bring about…

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