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Ending Human Trafficking by 2030: The Role of Global Partnerships

 

UN Headquarters, New York, 7th April, 2016
At the invitation of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Sister Imelda Poole, IBVM, President of RENATE, was amongst a distinguished panel of speakers, invited to present at the Conference entitled Ending Human Trafficking by 2030: The Role of Global Partnerships in Eradicating Modern Slavery. The Conference co-organised by the Santa Marta Group, named after Pope Francis’ Vatican residence and founded in 2014, aims to strengthen and coordinate the global response to combatting human trafficking and all forms of modern slavery and to galvanise the coordination necessary to implement Targets 5.2, 8.7 and 16.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Imelda outlined the extent of the work of RENATE and the many Woman Religious with their co-workers, working across 24 European countries to end the slavery of human trafficking.
For more, please see Imelda Poole, IBVM_UN talk_07.04.2016
 

RENATE President amongst Distinguished Panelists at the UN in NYC

 

Imelda Poole, IBVM, President of RENATE, was invited to speak at the UN on “Ending Human Trafficking by 2030: The Role of Global Partnerships in Eradicating Modern Slavery.”
You might like to tune in to the UN website webtv.un.org on April 7th, 2016, from 15.00-18.30 (United States Eastern Standard Time), to follow the event which is going to be streamlined. The European time equivalent is 20:00 – 23:30 GMT (e.g. London, Dublin) and 21:00 – 00:30 GMT+1 (e.g. Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Prague, Warsaw). It will be an opportunity to hear the President of RENATE and an array of other distinguished panelists invited by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. This conference is co-organized by the Santa Marta Group and the full programme involves input from 19 speakers, as per the attached schedule.
The Holy Father Pope Francis will send a personal message to all present. Cardinal Nichols of Westminster, Ms. Mira Sorvino, the UN Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking, UK’s first Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Mr. Kevin Hyland and the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, will keynote the conference. The UN Secretary-General is also invited.
It is a great privilege for RENATE that our President is amongst the array of international and United Nations speakers.
Timing of Speakers’ Program
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

President of RENATE, Interview with Global Sisters Report for February, 8th

 

Imelda Poole, IBVM, President of RENATE is featured in this week’s edition of The Global Sister’s Report, a Project of National Catholic Report in the United States of America.
Interviewed by Sarah Mac Donald, a freelance journalist based in Dublin, Ireland, Imelda talks about her work in Albania and the work of the wider network RENATE, during this week which started with the 8th of February, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
Full text available here: Imelda Poole IBVM_Interview with GSR for St. Bakhita Day 2016
 
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

RENATE Voice in The Tablet

 

RENATE Voice in The Tablet, November 2015
RENATE Voice in The Tablet, November 2015

 
Imelda Poole, IBVM, President of RENATE & Eilis Coe, RSC, RENATE Board member, speak about Amnesty International’s decision to support the decriminalisation of prostitution, in a brief article published in the 7th November, 2015 edition of The Tablet, under “NEWS from Britain and Ireland”.
Full text available here: www.thetablet.co.uk
 
Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

Report from the Press Conference in Vatican, 2nd – 4th February 2015

 

Sr. Imelda Poole IBVM, President of RENATE, was invited by UISG (International Union of Superiors General) to be present and participate in the press release at the Vatican for the worldwide day of prayer against trafficking, the Feast of St. Bakhita. She spoke on behalf of RENATE and also about her work in Albania, which was named Talitha Kum Branch in the official reporting. Her interviews for the Vatican Radio and TV can be found here: www.radiovaticana.va (available as ”Presentation on the Day Against Human Trafficking”).
 
Links to the official reports:
Light a lamp to dissipate the darkness of human trafficking
CNA_EWTN News by Elise Harris

President of RENATE at the Trust Women Conference in London

 

Trust Women Conference, London, 18th - 19th November 2014
Trust Women Conference, London, 18th – 19th November 2014

Imelda Poole IBVM will be one of the key speakers at the Trust Women Conference in London, 18th-19th November 2014. Trust Women is more than just a conference. It’s a fast-growing movement to put the rule of law behind women’s rights through concrete action.
The annual conference brings together global corporations, lawyers, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights to take action and forge tangible commitments to empower women. Imelda Poole will be speaking simultaneously with three other panels in different venues all on the subject of human trafficking. Her group will be addressing the issue of „Slavery in the Supply Chain”. Each of the speakers is to present a proposed action for the attendees to support over the coming year. Imelda’s action is related to illegal employment agencies who hire people to be trafficked for slave labour around the world.
The other speakers on this panel are: Chris Burkett, Senior Associate, Baker and Makenzie; Tom Golding, VP Product and Proposition, Thomas Rheuter, GRC and Jayshree Satpute, Human Rights Lawyer and Co-founder, Nazdeek (India).
Find out more about the conference: http://www.trustwomenconf.com/
Find out more about the speakers: http://www.trustwomenconf.com/speakers/2014/
Brief Report on TRUST WOMEN Conference