To mark the EU International Day against Human Trafficking, RENATE colleagues in SOLWODI Hungary presented a day’s conference to raise awareness about human trafficking, share best practice and network together in order to best support one another in the work to combat human trafficking and exploitation.
The awareness-raising event took place on 16th October in Párbeszéd Háza (Budapest, the Jesuit Cultural and Spiritual Center) and was available both offline and online.
Sr. Gabriella Légrádi SCSC, president of SOLWODI underlined the importance of networking.
Ms. Jakobovich Nóra Tamara PHD (Ministry of the Interior) presented the actual achievements and challenges Hungary faces to combat human trafficking.
Ms. Ágnes De Coll (Hungarian Baptist Aid) summarized a recent Hungarian study on human trafficking, published in 2020.
Her presentation was followed by Lt Col László Kovács, who shared his experience working at the segregated areas in Hungary , taking part in a governmental project that helps 300 Hungarian villages living in extreme poverty, in highly vulnerable circumstances.
Delegates also had the privilege to watch the testimony of a survivor, a young woman who took part in SOLWODI’s recovery programme. It was a deep and moving witness of God’s restoring grace in her life.
The Programme for the day: Párbeszéd Háza – Az emberkereskedelem elleni küzdelem európai napja (parbeszedhaza.hu)