Sister Claudette Bastien, SNJM, participated in the international meeting of the Talitha Kum network which took place in Rome from June 19 to the 23. This International Network of Consecrated Life against Human Trafficking gathered representatives from Africa, Asia, South America, Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States.
The purpose of this meeting was clearly intended to promote knowledge among representatives from different milieus. It also aimed at presenting the various networks existing on the continental or regional level. When asked about her impressions, Sister Claudette Bastien spoke about a discovery. "It was a network that I had heard about from others and it had a less significant impact on me. Now that I have met with people who are a part of it and who are acting in solidarity to do better worldwide, it has become very moving and inspirational."
The experience of Sister Patricia Ebegbulem from Nigeria confirms the relevance of maintaining relations between all aid groups, as mentioned by Sister Claudette. "Sister Patricia welcomes young girls who have been involved in prostitution in Europe, and whom the Sisters from the network have sent to her women’s shelter in Nigeria. It is a collaborative approach!"