Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, responsibly and creatively implements the decision taken in 2001 by the International Union of Superiors General (USIG) Plenary Assembly:
“to work in solidarity with one another within our own religious communities and in the countries in which we are located to address insistently at every level the abuse and sexual exploitation of women and children with particular attention to the trafficking of women which has become a lucrative multinational business”[i]
Talitha Kum is part of the UISG and coordinates the anti-trafficking efforts of Religious Sisters, facilitating networking, communication and formation, according to the strategic planning of the UISG and the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church.
The members of Talitha Kum are:
- Inter-congregational Sister-led networks, organized primarily at the national level, involving religious men and all people of good will who share the vision of Religious People regarding anti-trafficking;
- on-the-ground oriented,
- linked to the national Conference/Association of Major Superiors.