Talitha Kum Philippines
Year of foundation: 2009
Talitha Kum Philippines formerly APWRATH (Asia-Pacific Women Religious Against Trafficking in Humans)this was initiated by the late Sr. Estrella Castellone, a Salesian sister, in 2007. Sr. Estrella was then the Co-Executive Secretary of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) and she worked together with Sr. Flolyn Catungal, OSA, who was back then the Executive Coordinator of the Office of Women and Gender, a mission partner of AMRSP.
Mission: To empower, organize and mobilize Consecrated persons in the Philippines to respond to and counter human trafficking, and modern-day slavery, especially of women and children. Goal: • To strengthen the network with the major religious superiors throughout the region to prioritize the issue of trafficking in humans. • To raise the people’s consciousness of the need to reaffirm and maintain their values, dignity and roles according to the spirit of the Gospel. • To empower, organize and mobilize the women religious in the Philippines to respond and counter human trafficking, especially of women and children.