16 Days of Activism 2022; 25 November to 10 December.
The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).
Led by civil society, the campaign is supported by the United Nations through the Secretary General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women initiative. This year, the UN marks the 16 Days under the theme “UNiTE! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. Already heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, its prevalence is now being further increased by the intersecting crises of climate change, global conflict and economic instability.
Against this setting, a backlash against women’s rights is underway around the world. Anti-feminist movements are on the rise, attacks against women human rights defenders and activists are up, and the legal status of women’s rights is increasingly imperiled in many countries. Regressive new laws are exacerbating impunity for perpetrators of domestic violence, governments are using force against femicide and gender-based violence protestors, and women’s rights organizations are being increasingly marginalized.
Find out more at unwomen.org
FORCED LABOR AND TRANSPARENCY OF SUPPLY CHAINS: TOWARDS PRESCRIPTIVE OR LEGAL MANDATORY APPROACHES?
Our partners at the Ad Laudato Si Integral Ecology Forum will host a new Human Trafficking Webinar next Tuesday, November 29th at 6 PM CET, addressing the topic of supply chains and modern slavery.
In order to attend, you only need to register on the Ad Laudato Si website.
Introducing the webinar, Ad Laudato Si member Michel Veuthey summarises:
“The imperative need for changes in international and national legal frameworks to address modern slavery in supply chains from a voluntary to prescriptive or mandatory approach is presented in a recent expert report to the New Zealand government, supported by Dame Sara Thornton DPE QBM, UK’s independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.”
You can download this report HERE.
You are invited to watch the recordings of our previous webinars on Ad Laudato Si’s websites:
The new RENATE Core group took up office as the 3rd RENATE Assembly concluded on Friday, 18 November 2022.
The Core group comprises 7 RENATE members:
Ardita Keraj-Korriku (Albania);
Ivonne van de Kar (the Netherlands);
Jakup Sabedini (Kosovo);
Joana Terezieva (Bulgaria);
Judit Knab, CJ, (Hungary);
Marie Power, HFB,(UK) and
Rania Ioakeimidou (Greece).
There will be a shared Presidential role, between Marie Power & Ivonne van de Kar.
The Assembly congratulated and thanked former President Imelda Poole, IBVM, and the outgoing Core group, Eilis Coe, RSC; Maria Luisa Puglisi, SA,Patricia Mulhall, CSB & Fr. Roman Lahisz, for their dedication and commitment to the mission of RENATE throughout their tenure.
They entrust a strong and impactful foundation to the very capable stewardship of the new Core group.
To mark EU Anti-Trafficking Day, 18th October 2022, SOLWODI Hungary Association, together with the Faludy Ferenc Jesuit Academy, held a roundtable entitled: Human Trafficking – Ways and Challenges.
The event was hosted by the House of Dialogue (Jesuit Cultural and Spiritual Centre, Budapest).
The participants in this roundtable event discussed the European trends in Human Trafficking (Dr. Ágnes Martony – SOLWODI Hungary), and possible ways of prevention in schools (Olga Bükösdi – Principal of Eszterházy Miklós Technical School and Zsolt Kerényi – School Principal of Szent Orsolya Benedictine School Center).
Dr. Robert Hacker (Salvation Army, Rahab Ministry) also shared his experience of street ministry and work with their recovery programme.
All at the event were honoured to have a survivor, Virág, with them – a Hungarian lady now living in Germany helping actual Hungarian victims with translation and working as a volunteer of Solwodi Germany.
The 3rd RENATE Assembly will see the formal installation of the incoming RENATE Core group, following their election to office at the RENATE Working Board meeting 8-13 May 2022, in Ravenstein, the Netherlands, following a prayerful discernment process.
The following are the members of the new RENATE core group:
1. Mrs. Ardita Keraj Korriku (Albania).
2. Ms. Ivonne van de Kar (the Netherlands).
3. Sr Judit Knab, SCSC, (Hungary).
4. Mr. Jakup Sabedini (Kosovo).
5. Mrs. Joanna Terzieva (Bulgaria).
6. Sr Marie Power, HFBX, (UK).
7. Ms. Rania Ioakeimidou (Greece).
The new Core Group will draw upon their collective gifts and talents to implement the new mandate coming forth from the Assembly in Fatima, Portugal, 13-19 November 2022.
We heartily congratulate the team who, we know, will bring a collective wealth of experience to the role. RENATE invites your prayers for this new team that they may be filled with fortitude and wisdom as they prepare for this new call to mission as the leadership team of RENATE.