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Anti Human Trafficking

8th February - International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking that will be celebrated on February 8, 2017 is approaching.  This year the programme introduces a new element. It invites us to focus on one specific aspect of the vast and complex world of human trafficking: the trafficking of boys, girls and adolescents with the specific slogan: They are just children! Not slaves! We invite you to join Religious Sisters of Charity throughout the world in praying for this special intention...

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Who Will Speak If We Don't?

1612-b-aht-thumbWe can be powerful agents of change for those made poor.  In the spirit of Mary Aikenhead we ask these questions.  What issues or situations are we passionate about? As RSC’s we are called to be passionate about the poor. That passion is fuelled by our daily quiet, contemplative prayer that hears the cry of the poor.

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Capacity Building Workshop

1610-capacity-bld-thumbIn an effort to equip the Sisters and the local community in Warri Diocese with the necessary information and knowledge about the issue of human trafficking.  The Sisters of Charity held a Capacity Building Workshop which was organised by Sr Justina Nelson in collaboration with NAPTIP (National Agency Prohibiting Trafficking in Person) who were also the resource people.

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Awareness Raising in Warri Diocese

1016-aht-warri-thumbSr. Justina Nelson RSC is engaged in anti–human trafficking awareness raising in Warri Diocese in Delta State, Nigeria.  Human trafficking is getting worse in the State as traffickers are taking advantage of the poverty and hardship caused by the economic recession affecting everyone.  They are moving more to the interior and remote villages and even the city dwellers are not spared.  Most young women, even though some of them have heard about human trafficking, seemed not to be convinced and are still lured away. 

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Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

Sr Pat Kenny tells us of her experience of attending training in Advocacy, Lobbying and Campaigning, for RENATE Members, from 7th-12th March, 2016, at the Mater Salvatoris Retreat and Conference Centre, Máriabesnyö, Hungary.

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Contemplative Sustainability

2016-7ahtreflection-thumbFor those of us involved in the multiple facets of fighting human trafficking, it has a price. We hear painful stories while growing in sensitivity and compassion for the suffering of victims.  Listening to the horrendous stories, up against systemic injustice and organized crime, and fighting for benefits for survivors demands a commitment and a strong personal support system. How can we continue without compassion fatigue, burnout or cynicism?  How can we be attentive to trauma stewardship and be mindful of the resources that sustain us in the work?

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