2022 Assembly


Religious to the fore in working against human trafficking and exploitation


Director of Talitha Kum, Gabriella Bottani, Comboni Missionary Sister , the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) , the Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) , the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, the Salesians of Don Bosco at the UN  and others feature in an article published by Global Sisters Report, entitled ‘’Catholic Sisters among those embracing international efforts against human trafficking.’’
International correspondent Chris Herlinger writes about the ‘’…Catholic Sisters (who) are among those who have robustly and passionately embraced this work.’’
For the full article, please see:

Events to mark the 2016 United Nations World day against Trafficking in Persons


Fundación de Solidaridad Amaranta initiated a new awareness-raising campaign, denouncing the lack of human rights which make people vulnerable to traffickers.
ijiWith the support of the artist Alejandro Coral, the Fundacion’s campaign calls on us to be compassionate towards our fellow human beings and be in solidarity with those whose rights are infringed. For more, see
lllThe Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Elona Gjebrea, launched the UN Gift Box Campaign on the 30th July in Durres, Albania.
The campaign is the result of collaboration between Mary Ward Loreto Albania, the URAT network in Albania, the Albanian Ministry of the Interior and STOP THE TRAFFIK, UK. Find details and photos of the event at:
Compiled by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.

United Kingdom pledges 33.5 million pounds to help stop human trafficking


UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the creation of a new task force to coordinate the British government’s response to modern slavery and has pledged 33.5 million pounds in support of the initiative.
In 2015, as UK Home Secretary, Mrs. May introduced the Modern Slavery Act, leading the way for other countries to develop legislation against Modern Slavery.
Mrs. May said: “This government is determined to build a Great Britain that works for everyone and will not tolerate modern slavery, an evil trade that shatters victims’ lives and traps them in a cycle of abuse.’’
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The launching event of "UN.Gift Box" anti-human trafficking campaign in Albania, 2016


The Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Elona Gjebrea, welcomed this initiative and urged all citizens to call on the help line Number: 116 006  to report any concern about trafficking in persons, or to  report in the “Raporto! Shpeto” which can be downloaded from Google Play. URAT network has been the organizers of this campaign in Albania in collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of the Interior and STOP THE TRAFFIK, UK. All participants signed a symbolic statement “Say No to Trafficking”. Please click here to see the photos…
Until now: 
3805 people have shown an interest by visiting the UN.Gift Box.
916 people have signed a declaration against human trafficking.