Standing up against Human Trafficking

On Thursday 18 March, CWLANZ National President, Susan Dickson, and Sister Anne Powell a member of the Cenacle Sisters, signed an Agreement of Cooperation between Catholic Women’s League of Aotearoa and Talitha Kum NZ.

Talitha Kum is an organization of Catholic women established by the International Union of Superiors General in 2009. The group works to end human-trafficking and is based in Rome. The name comes from the expression found in the Gospel of Mark and is Aramaic, meaning, “Maiden, I say to you, arise.”

In 2014 the WUCUO (World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations) General Assembly of representatives of Catholic women’s organisations from around the world included a call, resolution for its member organisation to join the fight to end the trafficking of humans.

For several years CWLANZ has raised awareness and has supported groups who fight human-trafficking. A formal agreement of cooperation with Talitha Kum NZ is an obvious next step.

Both parties look forward to a rewarding relationship.