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RENATE members at Community House DAMARIS, mark the EU anti-human trafficking day by holding a Walk for Freedom.

 

RENATE members and Representatives from Community House DAMARIS participated in a silent walk for the millions of victims of human trafficking.

The “Walk for Freedom’’ challenge was coordinated by A21 and took place in downtown Athens, on the occasion of the European Day against Human Trafficking.

Walk For Freedom: Μια σιωπηλή πορεία για τα εκατομμύρια θύματα εμπορίας ανθρώπων. To Κοινοτικό Σπίτι Δάμαρις περπάτησε και φέτος για την Ελευθερία, στην καθιερωμένη πορεία που διοργανώθηκε από το Α21 σήμερα στην Αθήνα, με αφορμή την Πανευρωπαϊκή Ημέρα κατά της Εμπορίας Ανθρώπων.

For more information: www.damaris.gr

Congratulations to Brikena Pukka and all her team at Qendra Psiko-Sociale ‘’VATRA’’ on being awarded a Child10 award for 2021, at a ceremony in Stockholm, officiated by HM Queen Silvia.

 

On 18 October 2021, HM Queen Silvia’s Foundation Care About the Children and Child10 held a seminar at the Royal Castle in Stockholm to highlight the EU Anti-Trafficking Day.

The event brought together the international public, private and civil society sector together to enhance collaboration and discuss joint challenges.

During the seminar the Child10 Awarded Members of 2021 received their Child10 Award from HM Queen Silvia.

HM Queen Silvia expressed her gratitude to all saying ‘’Thank you for your exceptional work to combat trafficking and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Organizations such as yours, working directly with these children, either in person or online, are essential in order to ensure a safe environment for children to seek help.’’
The full list of organizations receiving the Award was as follows:

Nvo Astra eLiberare Ellencentret Footprint to freedom survivor-led consultancy Lightup Germany Lightup Norway Lightup Austria MARTA Udruzenje “Novi put”/Association “Novi put” Novahuset – föreningen mot sexuellt våld Qendra Psiko-Sociale “Vatra” IROKO Onlus

“UN Gift Box” on display in Rreshen, Albania, 19 & 20 October 2021.

 

The “UN Gift Box” campaign was officially launched on 19 October in Rrëshen-Albania, as an activity organized by the URAT Network, as an awareness-raising initiative in Albania where the entire month of October is designated to anti-Human Trafficking.

 

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Representatives of the institutions in the municipality and county level, and the Catholic church, joined the opening event and conveyed their message to the public to combat human trafficking together.

The GiftBox activity aims to raise awareness and inform the community about trafficking in human beings. It also helps people to identify preventive methods of this phenomenon.
25 volunteers, a youth group from the high schools, who are trained for the campaign, are involved and contributing to the awareness raising.
In Rreshen, the UN Gift Box is open and available for the public on two days, 19 and 20 of October.

Everyone can save a victim from this crime against humanity!

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Imelda Poole, RENATE President & TIP hero 2021 speaks at webinar ”Empowering a New Generation to Fight Modern Slavery,” Rome, October 2021.

 

Watch back over the seminar Empowering a New Generation to fight Modern Slavery, jointly hosted by the US Embassy to the Holy See and the Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See and hear Imelda Poole, President of the RENATE network & 2021 TIP.

Hero Award recipient;Gabriella Bottani, International Coordinator, Talitha Kum & 2019 TIP
Hero Award recipient;Blessing Okoedion, President of Weavers of Hope, APS & 2018 TIP Hero Award recipient and Sr. Monica Chickwe, Vice-President Slaves No More,  speak to the theme ‘’Empowering a new Generation to Fight Modern Slavery’’on 4 October at an event led by the US Embassy at the Holy See.

Welcoming remarks were made by both Mr. Patrick Connell, Charge’
d’Affaires US Embassy to the Holy See & Sr. Patricia Murray, IBVM,
Executive Secretary, International Union of Superiors General.
Mr. Derek Hannon, Irish Ambassador to the Holy See made the Closing
remarks.
The event was moderated by Ms. Barbie Latza Nadeau, journalist &
author.
To view:
EMPOWERING A NEW GENERATION TO FIGHT MODERN SLAVERY 14 Oct 2021 – YouTube