2022 Assembly


Talitha Kum Thailand educates teenagers about the threat and dangers of human trafficking.


Talitha Kum is an international network of Consecrated Life against trafficking in persons. Founded in 2009, Talitha Kum arose from the shared desire to coordinate and strengthen the already existing activities against trafficking undertaken by consecrated men and women in 70 countries, on five continents.
Talitha Kum is a project of the International Union of Superiors general (UISG), in collaboration with the Union of Superiors General (USG) worldwide.
Sr. Kanlaya Trisopa, a member of the congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Bangkok, coordinator of Talitha Kum Thailand and early leader in anti-trafficking efforts, helps give presentations to students to raise awareness about the dangers of trafficking. (GSR photo / Gail DeGeorge).

More than 300 students gathered to hear about the threats of human trafficking and how best to protect themselves from such a threat, as Religious members of Talitha Kum took time to educate the youth about human trafficking.
In India, 25 congregations participate in the Talitha Kum network. With such a network, it is expected that the collective strength in numbers will have a greater impact on preventing human trafficking than heretofore, when congregations worked individually.
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Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications, from an original report by Gail DeGeorge, editor of Global Sisters Report.