Congratulations to RENATE member Lynda Dearlove rsm MBE (GB Institute) and Angela Reed rsm, members of a multi-disciplinary panel of speakers at a side event Preventing Human Trafficking among Rural Women and Girls: Integrating Inherent Dignity into a Human Rights Model.
The speakers addressed key aspects relating to the trafficking of rural women, human rights, human agency and also the denial of human dignity.
The discussions included personal experience of human trafficking survival, by Ms. Mely Lenario; Rights-based advocacy; Optimal Life-Course Conditions as one model of prevention; Rural Slavery Supply Chains; The work of women Religious in preventing trafficking among rural women and supporting survivors; sharing best practice.
The side event was televised on UN Web TV on 13 March last and is available at: http://webtv.un.org/watch/player/5752837968001
The event was jointly sponsored by Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, Mercy International Association Mercy Global Action, Society of the Sacred Heart, The Arise Foundation, Women@TheWell, Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, UNANIMA and the National Board of Catholic Women (UK).
Commission on the Status of Women – CSW62- New York.