Talitha Kum Conference
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 event (to be held November 10-14 in the Salesian Retreat House in Hua Hin, Thailand) has attracted 45 religious women from 16 Asian countries, who are already involved in counter-trafficking work in their respective regions (which see the highest flow of trafficking in the world). Sister Estrella Castalone, the coordinator of Talitha Kum, has been in touch with UNANIMA to see how we can network. If any of our UNANIMA sisters attend that conference, perhaps they can tell us about it.