2022 Assembly


Second Vatican Symposium for Young People


The Vatican will host its second Youth Symposium at Casina Pio on November 7th and 8th next, where youth working to support the victims of Human Trafficking and working in the areas of awareness raising and prevention, will meet to collaborate and share best practice.
We send our very best wishes to RENATE member, Sr. Stanka Oršolić, who will be representing RENATE at the Symposium. Her Human Trafficking awareness article was published in July 2015 edition of Croatian Journal New Presence: Review for Intellectual and Spiritual Questions.
In her article, Sr. Stanka provides a comprehensive overview of numerous and varied activities undertaken by the listed organisations attending the Youth Symposium at the Vatican last November. Comprising examples of preventative measures, support to victims and educational awareness-raising activities, the article is a testimony to the work and commitment of countless people who work against Human Trafficking in responding to the call ‘’Who is my mother and who are my brothers?’’ (Matthew 12:46-50).
First Youth Symposium in the Vatican_November 2014_by Sr. Stanka Oršolić
New Presence – Review for Intellectual and Spiritual Questions_magazine cover
Prvi simpozij mladih u borbi protiv prostitucije i trgovanja ljudima – najvećeg nasilja nad ljudskim bićima_by Sr. Stanka Oršolić
Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person

Vatican Symposium for Young People, 15th-16th November 2014


Youth Against Prostitution & Human Trafficking in Vatican, 15-16 Nov. 2014
Pope Francis invited young people from all over the world, aged 18 to 25, who are already active in the fight against trafficking and prostitution, to take part in a symposium at the Casina Pio IV, headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, on 15-16 November 2014. The idea is to make them and other young people aware of the dangers of the “globalization of indifference” and, in particular, of the new forms of slavery.
We are happy to announce that RENATE will be collaborating in this initiative which is the first of its kind. There will be a few participants present in the Vatican on behalf of our Network. They will speak from the perspective of their country of origin and at the same time they will receive a training that will enable them to defend the human and Christian freedom of every human being all over the world. Another goal of this Symposium is to work together to identify the best practices to adopt which will finally eradicate this crime against humanity.
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