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November 25th 2021, - Launch of Talitha Kum’s Call To Action

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, November 25th, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm (CET), Talitha Kum/UISG invite to the launching of the Talitha Kum's Call to Action!

It will be in-person and online event.

Live stream will be available on UISG YouTube channel in English with the following


Welcome : Sr. Jolanta Kafka, RMI
President, International Union of Superiors General

Opening remarks : H. E. Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State, Holy See

Call To Action: setting the context : Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro
Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons (former), United Nations

Call To Action: introduction : Sr. Gabriella Bottani, SMC
International Coordinator, Talitha Kum

Talitha Kum International - Voices from the network

Call To Action: justice for survivors
Presentation Sr. Abby Avelino, MM - Coordinator for Asia, Talitha Kum
Reflection Amb. Pietro Sebastiani - Italian Ambassador, Holy See

Call To Action: women’s empowerment
Presentation Sr. Yvonne Bambara, RGS - Coordinator for Africa, Talitha Kum
Reflection Prof. Azza Karam - Secretary General, Religions for Peace

Call to Action: legal migration pathways
Presentation Sr. Maria Luisa Puglisi, AASC - Coordinator for Europe, Talitha Kum
Reflection Mr. Laurence Hart - Representative to the Holy See, International Organization for Migration

Call To Action: economy of care
Presentation Sr. Carmen Ugarte García, OSR - Coordinator for Latin America, Talitha Kum
Reflection Sr. Angela Reed, RSM - Head of Mercy International

Closing remarks
Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM
Executive Secretary, International Union of Superiors General

Ms. Carol Glatz - Correspondent, Catholic News Service’s Rome Bureau