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4 February 2021

A NEW TALITHA KUM INDONESIAN LOCAL NETWORK IS BORN!

Sr. Abby Avelino, MM, of Talitha Kum Asia network is happy to announce the growing Talitha Kum Networks in Asia.

On January 26, 2021, Talitha Kum Indonesia launched its new network in Yogyakarta on the Central Java island.
Talitha Kum Indonesia team, led by Sr. Chatarina Patmi, rgs, presented the prevention awareness seminar to a small group which included representatives of six religious orders and 5 NGOs, and Rev. Father Harsanto, the Episcopal Vicar, representing HE Archbishop Robertus Rubiyatmoko of Archdiocese of Semarang.

Currently, there are six networks on 8 islands in Indonesia; Jakarta, Lampung-Palembang, Medan-Sibolga-Makasar, Menado-Sulawesi, Malang Raya-East Java and the latest Yogyakarta.
Talitha Kum Indonesia networks are growing to combat human trafficking despite the small number of religious sisters in the country.

One of our goals in Asia is to strengthen the networks among consecrated persons both women and men to make the issue of trafficking in persons a priority. Recently many religious sisters and priests have expressed their interest in being fully involved in the fight against human trafficking.
We are encouraging more countries in Asia to establish Talitha Kum networks in their own countries for better collaboration and networking to fight against trafficking in persons. One of our intervention based on the Talitha Kum 2020-2025 priorities is to strengthen collaboration between networks. Vietnam and Bangladesh are in the process of establishing Talitha Kum.

Congratulations to Talitha Kum Indonesia from the International Coordination Committee. 

THE NETWORK
IN THE WORLD

Talitha Kum, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, is present in 89 countries on five continents. According to the information of the 2021 Census, Talitha Kum is made up of:

50 inter-congregational networks that coordinate the efforts against trafficking at the national-local level;

10 networks that promote joint coordination of different countries at the regional level. These include so-called "contact countries" formed by Network reference groups working in the region. In other cases they are in the process of forming the national network;

2 continental coordination that bring together the national and regional coordinations present within a continent; an

the international coordination based in Rome at the International Union of Superiors.

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