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8 November 2019

Annual meeting of Amrat

The annual Meeting of AMRAT (Asian Movement of Religious Against Trafficking in persons) will be held from 9th to 12th November 2019, in Kheda district of Gujarat state in Western India. The aims are to report on the activities of the past year and to plan the plan of action for 2020. Participants are around 120 Sisters from different Congregations. During the meeting the sisters will elect the New Team of Amrat for the coming years. 
The current Amrat President Sr. Arpan Carvalho, BS will chair the meeting. Sr. Jyoti Pinto, founding President, will present the scenario on human trafficking and the relevance of Amrat in today's context. Sr. Meera, RGS  will share a testimony on Talitha Kum General Assembly, which took place in Rome in September. 
AMRAT operates in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. The network, founded in 2007, engages in activities for prevention of trafficking, provides assistance to survivors and manages social re-integration projects. 
We pray for spiritual discernment as the sisters will choose their leaders during these elections.

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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