2022 Assembly


Webinar: The Needs And Stories Of Male Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse, Exploitation And Human Trafficking


A Webinar will be hosted by the Ad Laudato Si Integral Ecology Forum on Tuesday 25th April at 6pm CEST, focusing on the topic of male survivors of childhood abuse and trafficking.

Presenters will tell of the difficult journey of male survivors, uncovering and identifying the social interactions that harm and aid male survivor recovery and healing, as well as further exploring the barriers that hinder disclosure.

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CCARHT 6th Annual Summer Symposium.


Theme: The Body in Trafficking. 29 June – 2 July 2021

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The above link includes a 50% discount for RENATE members who register for the symposium.

The four-day symposium with three days open to scholars, policy makers, media specialists, protection services, and a fourth day particularly dedicated to developing young researchers in the field – will interrogate in depth some of the most egregious assaults on the human body effected by Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery crimes.

CCARHT works with the Centre of Global Human Movement, the Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation and the Institute of Criminology, at the University of Cambridge, and brings academics, policy makers, NGO project directors and CEOs, business, law makers and prosecutors to an annual symposium, held at the Judge Business School in the first week of July every year.

Currently in Pandemic times all offerings from CCARHT are online.

UCESM Webinars: Spiritual Abuse


Featuring a dialogue with the speakers and group work


28 April 2021:

  • Sr. Dr. Katharina Kluitmann osf, President DOK (D), theologian, psychologist.
  • Mrs. Dr. Doris Reisinger-Wagner, theologian, philosopher, author.

18 May 2021:

  • Sr. Véronique Margron op, President CORREF (F), theologian, moralist.
  • Br. Brendan Geary fms, clinical psychologist.


French, Italian, English, Spanish and German with similtaneous translation

This webinar is linked to a second webinar on 18th May 2021, but it is possible to participate in only one session.

Register online here:


Tel: +32 2265 0156

Easter Triduum – a Virtual Resource.


Composer-in-residence at the University of San Francisco and NCR board member Dan Schutte created a virtual liturgical celebration of the Triduum for this exceptional year.

During this time of global crisis, Schutte said he was feeling the loss of being able to celebrate the liturgy of the Easter Triduum with his home parish. This sadness inspired him to create a virtual celebration to help us be in communion, even though we are physically separated. You can find the entire Easter Triduum virtual celebration here.

Visit this page for liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.

See also this video meditation on worshiping with the Communion of Saints to set the stage for how we can be united in prayer during this Holy Week, while still being physically separated.

Webinar in US 20 July on the displacement of people/forced migration and its contribution to Human Trafficking (from Margaret Gonzi).


RENATE member Margaret Gonzi, OLCGS, sends us news of an hour-long webinar to consider the issues which contribute to the displacement of people and are at the root cause of forced migration and rendering people more vulnerable to human trafficking and exploitation.

The webinar takes place on Saturday 20 July at 14.30 EST (18:30 GMT Europe).

Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Justice for Immigrants, the webinar is a platform to share learnings and insights as we explore the reality causing so many to undertake the dangerous journey north – in particular, the conditions in the northern triangle country of Honduras- and then endure the horrendous conditions at the detention centres at the US border.

In March 2019, a delegation of faith leaders, including Ann Scholz, SSND, Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Maria Orlandini, OSF, Franciscan Action Network; Jean Stokan, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas; and Lawrence Couch, Director, Sisters of the Good Shepherd National Advocacy Centre, travelled to Honduras to learn more about the root causes driving migration of people from the region.

To join the July 10 webinar at 2:30 EDT, simply:

  • Sign in at ly/CADelegationTrip to see the video component of the call.
  • Call 917-338-1451 and enter the PIN: 619 595 to hear the audio.

Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.


First Country Group Meeting of RENATE in Albania and RENATE Staff Meeting on April 4th, 2019.


Members of the RENATE Network in Albania gathered for the first ever country group meeting for RENATE. Those present represented all the main organisations involved in direct action against Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Albania.

At the annual meeting of the RENATE Working Board last November (2018), board members suggested having greater engagement amongst the members within each country that makes up the RENATE network.

In response, Albanian country representatives met together to reflect on their work and how Albania can influence the field of anti-trafficking. RENATE President, Sr. Imelda Poole, IBVM, MBE, together with RENATE Board members Ana Stakaj and Gazmir Memaj, were present, as well Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person and Claudia Conroy, the new secretary of RENATE.

This was an opportunity to gather and share information about our in the field of anti-trafficking in Albania and collaborate on what the next steps are for developing our work. During this meeting all members compiled a draft action plan and were encouraged to have meetings every two months. We are capable of making greater impact when we work collaboratively and accountably.

An in-person RENATE staff meeting took place for the first time on the 4th and 5th of April in Albania. These two days were full with staff presenting their work, their challenges, followed by discussion for deeper understanding of how we can better help and work with one another.

The RENATE Staff visited the MWL Women Advice Centre in Tirana where they met MWL staff psychologist and social worker, Irena Kraja and Arveda Baholli who work at the centre. This was an opportunity to share with RENATE staff the work of MWL in this advice centre, where they work every day with crisis cases and emergency needs in collaboration with MWL’s partners and Governmental institutions.