2022 Assembly


RENATE Co-President, Ivonne van de Kar, Key Speaker at The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) Conference on “The role of Churches and faith-based organisations in fighting trafficking in Human Beings: Catholic initiatives.”


This event aims to foster dialogue and collaboration in the fight against human trafficking, as well as discover the invaluable insights and experiences of Catholic actors in combating this heinous crime both in Europe and around the globe.

The conference is co-organised by COMECE and the Santa Marta Group, an anti-trafficking charity launched in 2014 to act as a catalyst for law enforcement, civil society and the Church to work together to combat this global crime. The Group is supported by Pope Francis, who described human trafficking as “an open wound on the body of contemporary society; a crime against humanity.”

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