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 Reed rsm, Christine Caroline, Claire Griffin csb and Louise Cleary csb while Gemma Wilson sm was the representative from ANZRATH. Click here to find a pictorial report of the the Assembly.
Assembly participants celebrated the achievements of the past ten years, evaluated the work done together according to the priorities set in 2016 and defined the priorities for Talitha Kum International to support anti-trafficking efforts for the period of 2020-2025. Three priority issues were identified and affirmed:
1. The power differential between men and women that contributes to trafficking;
2. The economic structures that create vulnerability to trafficking;
3. The immigration laws and policies that put people at risk of trafficking.
More information about the assembly including video and photos can be found at https://www.talithakum.info/en/events/general-assembly-2019