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Talitha Kum: the new SPOT! (ENG)


25 November 2019

Talitha Kum new spot: together let’s end violence against women

25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Hope, solidarity, prevention, freedom. Talitha Kum new spot starts with each person in turn adding one word in different languages about our network. Human trafficking is an issue throughout the world that causes fear and insecurity, violence and death. 
November 25 marks the International day for the elimination of violence against women. 
“Statistics show that 72% of human trafficking victims are women and girls - said Sister Gabriella Bottani, our international coordinator -. This comes from the inequities in social power between men and women in all sectors: economic, social, family, political, cultural and religious. Talitha Kum: arise and say “No” to violence against women!” 



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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