2022 Assembly


Season of Creation 2020 – events & resources.


The Season of Creation is nearly here!

The concept of climate migrants and the nexus between climate change and human trafficking continues to gain traction as increasingly, millions of people displaced due to climate change, fall victim to human trafficking and exploitation as they strive for their very existence.

Together next week, people on six continents will mark the Season of Creation with two transformational events:- A Season of Creation Webinar + a Global prayer Service.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation-1 September.

To start the Season of Creation, join thousands of Christians as we prayerfully discern how God is calling us to re-examine our relationship with creation. Inspirational youth from around the globe will lead us in this ecumenical prayer service.

What: Online Prayer Service

When: Tuesday 1 September, World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Time: 10:00 New York / 16:00 Rome / 22:00 Manila / 00:00 Sydney (2 September)

Register to attend or to receive the recording of the global prayer service.

Join the prayer service

What: Season of Creation Webinar: A Just Transition for Asia Pacific and Oceania

When: Wednesday 2 September

Time: 9:00 Rome / 12:30 Mumbai / 15:00 Manila / 17:00 Sydney

This webinar will be held in English and simultaneously translated to Spanish, Italian, French, and Polish.

Register to attend or to receive the recording of the webinar.

Join the webinar

click here to register for the global prayer service, and click here to attend the Season of Creation webinar.

During the Season of Creation, you are encouraged to use this guide from the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences. The guide features daily reflections that will help you more deeply experience the season. Click here to download the free guide.

Launch of online training Framework: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking- St. Mary’s Twickenham, UK


Launch of online Training Framework: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

The Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St. Mary’s Twickenham, UK, invites attendance at the launch of a training framework for the identification, care and support of victims and survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking.

The exploitation of people through slavery and human trafficking is present in every facet of our work and personal lives. The training framework has been developed to establish clear standards for learning and development on modern slavery.

The framework aims to raise knowledge and skills across a wide range of practitioners and organisations. We will share the framework in this session and explore how it can be used.

This online event will be held at 11am-12:30pm on Tuesday 22nd September.

To find out further information about the event and details of how to confirm your attendance, please clink on this link :

Talitha Kum webinar, “Conversation among women of faith on human dignity, freedom and care,” 31 AUGUST 2020 “14:00 CEST


“Conversation among women of faith on human dignity, freedom and care,”

Webinar Monday 31 AUGUST at 2pm CEST.

The event will be in English with translation available in both French
and Spanish.
Keynote speakers will be Sr. Gabriella Bottani; Ven. Dhammananda
Bhikkihuni, Assoc. Professor Dr. Chatsuman Kabilsingh, Buddhist nun from
Thailand; Rev. Sr. Veronica Openibo, leader of the Society of the Holy
Child Jesus; Feride F.G. Gencaslan, President of the European Centre for
Sufism and Inter-religious encounters-Sufi; Hedva Goldschmidt, Film
distributor, Co-founder of WOMEN of FAITH for Peace; Fatima Madaki
Abubakar, Founder, Educational and Sustainable Livelihood Youth
Initiative North Nigeria,
with greeting from H.E. Calista Gingrich, US Ambassador to the Holy See
and final remarks from Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM, UISG Executive

The link to participate:
Meeting ID: 891 1963 6828

Querida amiga, querida hermana, querido hermano,
estás invitada a participar en la “Conversación entre mujeres de fe
sobre la dignidad humana, la libertad y el cuidado” en línea.

El evento será en inglés con traducción disponible en francés y español.

Cher ami, chère sœur, cher frère,
vous êtes invitées à participer à la “Conversation entre femmes de foi
sur la dignité humaine, la liberté et l’attention” en ligne.

L’événement sera en anglais avec une traduction disponible en français
et en espagnol

Presentation of Findings of the ODIHR and UN Women Policy Survey Report and Recommendations


Presentation of Findings of the ODIHR and UN Women Policy Survey Report and Recommendations.

Many of you will have participated in the UN Women and ODIHR webinar “Presentation of Findings of the ODIHR and UN Women Policy Survey Report and Recommendations ‘Addressing Emerging Human Trafficking Trends and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic” which took place on July 21st. It was an excellent opportunity for discussion and knowledge exchange.

Please find a link to the recording of the webinar: (password: n9#=mCmd).

On 30 July, on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Policy Survey Report was published on 30th July and you may find it here: The joint report will also be available in French, Russian and Spanish within weeks.

The report has been featured in a Fuller Project article and has also featured in a number of subsequent publications, including both the  TIME and Foreign Policy Magazine that referenced the report before its release.

Intro to STOP Trafficking Newsletter Aug 2020


STOP Trafficking Newsletter August 2020.

Anti-Trafficking Newsletter, August 2020. Vol. 18, No.8.

This month’s Newsletter offers a retrospective on the past two decades of the TIP Report (Trafficking in Person’s Report). From its initial report in July 2001, which covered 82 country narratives, right through to the most recent report which reports on  countries, it is clear there is a value in calling governments worldwide, to accountability and action against Human Trafficking. The Newsletter publishes the concerns raised by Polaris and ATEST (Alliance To End Slavery and Human Trafficking), calling for more investigation into labour trafficking and the need to hold businesses accountable for labour trafficking abuses.

Interspersed with the profiles of the 2020 TIP Heroes, we read about how some Peace Keepers and civilian personnel are complicit in human trafficking; the relationship between addition and human trafficking; an analysis of Tier placement plus country listings; Faith-based efforts to combat human trafficking; and what the TIP report says about reengineering healthcare for survivors of human trafficking.

Chillingly, the report includes reference to countries where governmental armed forces, police or other security forces or government supported armed groups that recruit or use child soldiers and the measures to be taken to reduce such governmental activities.

Finally, there is the story of Maria, a survivor of labour trafficking and her journey to this stage where Maria is now a survivor leader in her community.

UN Women@10 Online Book entries.


UN Women @ 10 Online Book Section

Submissions are open now!

To mark UN Women’s 10th anniversary, civil society is leading the development of an online book for UN@75, titled Thank You, United Nations. We are expanding the book and adding a section for UN Women, titled: “Women Changed the UN – and the UN helped Women Change the World.” The section will reflect on the history of UN Women, recount its impact on the lives of women and families, and provide a look to the future. Download the concept note for more information.