Talitha kum Thailand
Year of foundation: 2012
• In 2005 UISG by Sr. Bernadette Sagma, FMA, and teams including IOM. organized the first training program workshop on Counter Human Trafficking at Pastoral Center of Diocesan Bangkok, there were about 12 Women Congregations and one of Man Congregation attended. At that time Sr. Francoise Jiranonda, SPC was the chairperson of The Conference of Women Superior of Thailand and Laos (CMRSWTL). • In 2006 UISG by the same teamwork organized the second seminar to follow up on the result of the first seminar at Pastoral Center “Ban Phuwan” Samphan Nakronphathom. CMRSWTL was the local co-organizer and participants were the same group as in 2005. • In July 2007, Sr. Kanlaya Trisopa, SHB. as a delegate from The Conference of Women Superiors of Thailand and Laos participated in the follow up of UISG and IOM in Bohol Island, Philippines. At that time the APWRATH Networks was organized. • In 2008, three delegates comprising with (1) Sr. Francoise, SPC, (2) Sr. Kanlaya, SHB, and (3) Sr. Anurak, RGS. participated in the UISG workshop in Rome. • In 2009 June two delegates comprising of Sr.Sutisa Utalun, RGS. and Sr.Puangpaga Rachathon, SISM. participated in the UISG meeting in Rome. • In 2010, CMRSWTL sent Sr. Kanlaya Trisopa to join a seminar in Johanesbourg, South Africa, to prepare the campaign for Countering Human Trafficking during the FIFA World Cup 2010 together with the Networks of UISG members from different part of the world. • In 2011, one delegate Sr. Lukana, RGS participated the Seminar workshop of UISG in Rome. • In 2011, September 17-19, APWRATH by Sr. Folyn Catungal, OSA together with The Conference of Women Superiors of Thailand and Laos by Sr. Kanlaya and some volunteers organized the seminar on the topic of “Women and Men Religious of Thailand joining together Against Human Trafficking” at Redemptorist Center, Pattaya, Thailand. Sr. Folyn Catungal, OSA. sponsored the budget for 40 participants from different Congregations and Lay Volunteers from different Church organizations. At the end of this seminar, all participants agreed to establish a commission to do the ministry of Countering Human Trafficking. The Commission consisted of Men and Women Religious including Lay volunteers. An informal election of the committee members of Talitha Kum Thailand took place after the seminar. • 3 February 2012. The first meeting of "Talitha Kum, Thailand," the new organization which was approved by the Conference of Major Religious Superiors of Women of Thailand and Laos, (CMRSWTL) was held on. This group/organization was set up specifically to work concretely on the issue of human trafficking. There were 13 members from many congregations of religious women plus several members of the laity.
1.Network for sharing experiences, successes and difficulties among Congregations at the national and international levels which had been during encountered the mission against human trafficking in view of mutual support, encouragement and concrete mutual assistance. 2.Network for cooperating in planning action with Talitha Kum Networks which is Men and Women Congregations in Thailand and SEAMS (Southeast Asia Major Superior), Caritas as well as other Church organizations and NGOs. 3.Network for sharing of modules and curriculum for students, teachers, religious, seminarians, priests and another common Christian and non-Christian people. 4.Network for managing the campaign, advocacy, lobbying and mobilization. 5.Network for stronger sense of the means of 5Ps (prevention, protection, partnership, persecution and punishment) 6.Network for rescue the victims of human trafficking, especially in fishery area.