AMRAT - Talitha Kum India
Year of foundation: 2009
The birth of AMRAT was in November 2009 in the First workshop held from 18-25 Novemebr 2009 at Raia, Goa, India. The Foundress Sr Jyoti was awakened to the heart rending realities of the modern day slavery – Human Trafficking when she represented the Union of International Superiors General (UISG) in Rome in 2007 and was inspired by "I have come that they may have life; life in its fullness"John 10:10. She then motivated other religios congregations especailly of South Asian Countires to join hands to combat this heinous crime - Human Trafficking. She then invited members from Talitha Kum Rome to come to India and motivate various congregations to work together. Sr. Jyoti Pinto BS was the first President of AMRAT too. Since then every year there is a Annual General Body Meeting held in different States of India which is attended by 80 – 100 religious sisters majority from India and other South Asian Countries.
• To identify and motivate the Congregations, to network in building a humane society and in combating human trafficking in particular. • To protect, promote and restore human rights of the trafficked personsirresepctive of caste, creed, nationality, race or gender. • To create awaress among all especially volunarable people,on the issue of modern day slavery. • To support grassroot activities of the members in addressing issues related to human trafficking. • To vioce out our stand in defence of the human rights and denounce all forms of human trafficking. • To work for prevention, protection, rescue, rehabilitation, re- integration and repatriation of those who need such assistance. • To network with government and non - government organizations and institutions. • To publish books, reports, leaflets, handouts and survey findings for wider dissemination of ideas, experiments and programs regarding human trafficking. Mission of AMRAT We, the Women Religious of South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) inspired by the love of Jesus Christ who offered fullness of life for all, commit ourselves to protect, promote and restore human rights of the marginalized people in our mission, especially addressing the challenges of Human Trafficking, in collaboration and solidarity with equally motivated organizations, institutions and individuals.