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The SNJM invites you to celebrate the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada - January 30, 2015 -the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary invites the public, its members and friends to celebrate the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. The Day will take place on February 8, the feast of Saint Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave who became a religious and was canonized in2000.

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SNJM’s mobilize and march against human trafficking

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January 10, 2015, SNJM Sisters, Associates, Ramona Convent Secondary School students and friends, walked in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California to draw attention to Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The route of "Walk 4 Freedom" was 2 miles long and took about 45 minutes. During that time those walking experienced a providential rain which was welcomed as a blessing during these years of drought in California.

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SNJM’s mark 10 years of commitment against human trafficking

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – October 28th 2014 - This year, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) highlights its 10th anniversary of struggle against human slavery by publishing a retrospective.

10 years of promising actions  
The SNJM's have been acting collectively against human trafficking since 2004 through efforts to educate and raise the awareness of the general public and all those who are involved.

Retrospective available online  
To highlight this anniversary, the SNJM's have introduced a document entitled «A decade of making a difference against human trafficking». The document recounts the major events which have marked these ten years of commitment and is available online at the following address: http://www.snjm.org/en/resources/human-trafficking

An evolving legislation
In conjunction with more than twenty coalitions, their persistence has contributed to legislation being passed in several countries. Today human trafficking is recognized as a problem and is being fought by a number of governments, as well as by multiple groups such as NGO's and religious groups.

About the SNJM's
The Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is an international community of Catholic women religious, associates and lay consecrated persons. Founded in 1843 in Longueuil, Quebec, the congregation is called to a mission of education, and is active on three continents. Visit www.snjm.org

For information:  Yvonne Massicotte, SNJM, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

"At the United Nations, we are annoying women!"

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Webcast: Catholic Sisters at the UN

Quebec - Canada, Longueuil , July 23 - "At the United Nations, we are annoying women!" So stated Michele Morek, OSU, coordinator, in describing the work of UNANIMA International (UNANIMA) at the UN. "How are we annoying? We tirelessly visit the offices of member states to lobby for the recognition of water and sanitation as human rights. Some States are truly annoyed by this."

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Catholic Sisters at the United Nations

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On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 1:30 pm EDT, Michele Morek, OSU, the coordinator of UNANIMA International (UNANIMA), a non-governmental organization which advocates at the United Nations, will discuss the critical social issues of water, human trafficking and immigration.

Sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), the presentation will be webcast live from Longueuil, Quebec.

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