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Vatican Versus Trafficking

1 November 2013

Pope Francis has written some strong statements against human trafficking, and is convening a group (of largely church officials) to discuss it in November. Women all over the world noted the absence of Catholic sisters in the group – and who has been doing more work against trafficking than they? So anti-trafficking groups and the […]

Postcards Against Climate Change

1 November 2013

Climate change is a topic that impacts most of our UNANIMA areas of concern—because of severe weather events and drought, women and children migrate, become refugees and hence more vulnerable to increased poverty and trafficking. The Environmental Justice Foundation has invited our members to join in sending “Postcards from the Front Line,” sending online postcards […]

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Expert Group Meeting

1 November 2013

Preparatory to the spring meeting of the Commission for Social Development, the UN assembled a small group of “experts” to speak to it on the topic of how to empower people to eradicate poverty. Several referred to the three forms of power needed: Power within (an individual’s sense of rights, dignity and voice, along with […]

Dialogue on Migration

1 November 2013

The UN loves to talk about “cross-cutting issues,” that is, issues that impact many other issues. It so happens that all the issues on which UNANIMA focuses are really “cross cutting” in that sense. Think of our issues: women, children, poverty, trafficking, migration, environment, water, climate change…they all impact each other and many other issues […]

Talitha Kum Conference

1 November 2013

Talitha Kum was organized by the UISG (Union of International Superiors General) as an international network of religious against trafficking in persons. The Asian subgroup is having a conference to analyze the implementation of laws and policies to identify issues and gaps; to learn advocacy strategies; and to set future direction for the group. The […]

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