International Affiliations

Talitha Kum Logo NewUS Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is the designated U.S. representative to Talitha Kum, which is the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons. This is a network within UISG (International Union of Superiors General) which originates from a project implemented in collaboration with International Office on Migration and funded by the U.S. Government, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration.

The U.S. representatives at international meetings of Talitha Kum are the current members of the USCSAHT Steering Committee.

The aim of the network is to share and maximize the resources that Religious Life has on behalf of prevention, protection and assistance, awareness raising and denouncement of trafficking in persons.

Sister Gabriella Bottani, SMC, is currently serving as the Coordinator of Talitha Kum. This office is located at Piazza di Ponte Sant’Angelo, 28, 00186 Rome, Italy.

Telephone: 0039 6 68 400 20   Fax: 0039 6 68 400 239


International Coordination Committee of Talitha Kum

Linked below is a new page from Talitha Kum to update our members on the work of the International Coordination Committee. This committee is comprised of Sister Gabriella Bottani, CMS, Director of Talitha Kum and the following sisters and the networks they represent:

  • Mary Adeline Abamo, SDS (Asia – Talitha Kum Southeast Asia)
  • Claudette Bastien, SNJM (French-speaking Canada – CATHII)
  • Patricia Ebegbulem, SSL (Africa – ANAHT)
  • Carmela Gibaja Izquierdo, SGA (Central and South America – Red Rama, Red Kawsay, Um Grito Pela Vida)
  • Ann Oestreich, IHM (United States – USCSAHT)
  • Imelda Poole, IBVM (Europe – RENATE)
  • Noelene Simmons, SM (Oceania – ACRATH, ANZRATH)

The Committee held its first in-person meeting in Rome, June 19-23, 2017. Click the link below to read the reports of the various networks and to see a summary of the work accomplished by the ICC. 

  • Dear Sisters,
    This is the link to share the synthesis of the Coordination Committee Meeting Report and the Continental Reports: we also shared it on facebook. Click here
  • Queridas Hermanas,
    Aquí va el enlace para compartir la sintesis del Informe del Encuentro del Comite de Coordinación de TK y los informes continentales. Lo pusimos también en el facebook.
    Pulsa aquí


USCSAHT members will receive more information about this international meeting in their online newsletter in July.

African Network Against Human Trafficking – ANAHT

ANAHT LogoANAHT envisions an African society that is free from all forms of enslavement, especially trafficking in women and children. It works to ensure a society where its women and girls are liberated, empowered, active and rise above cultural nuances that militate against them.




Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans – ACRATH

acrath_logoACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) is committed to working together towards the elimination of human trafficking in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and globally. Its members include 190 religious orders in Australia, representing 8000 religious sisters, brothers and priests.

The inspiration for ACRATH’s anti-trafficking work comes from Scripture and the UN Declaration of Human Rights:

“I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

“Nobody has the right to treat you as her or his slave and you should not make anyone your slave” (Article 4, United Nations Declaration of Human Rights)



Notre Mission: Travailler en solidarité à tisser une société égalitaire en éradiquant la traite humaine.

Notre Vision: Refuser l’exploitation des êtres humains, ainsi que l’achat et la vente de personnes.




Red Kawsay

Es una red internacional de Vida Consagrada comprometida en la construcción de una sociedad sin trata de personas promoviendo, a través de acciones concretas, la dignidad, la justicia y la solidaridad.






Red Ramá

Red RamáSomos una red de la Vida Consagrada en América Central y el Caribe contra la Trata de Personas que impulsadas por la misión y la pedagogía de Jesús de Nazaret, frente a esta realidad, nos comprometemos a promover y defender la dignidad y los derechos de la persona, víctima de este fenómeno social y/o en situación de vulnerabilidad.





The religious congregations and lay members of RENATE are working, alongside so many other organisations around the world, to eradicate modern-day slavery. At present RENATE is represented in twenty-five European countries.





Talitha Kum Southeast Asia

Thalitha Kum SEASince 2007, the consecrated persons and lay partners of Talitha Kum SEA, have committed themselves to eradicating human trafficking, modern-day slavery, forced labour and debt bondage, especially among children and women, in the Southeast/East Asia region.



Um Grito Pela Vida

Um Grito Pela Vida logo“A Cry for Life” is an intercongregational network addressing human trafficking in Brazil. Since 2006, the member congregations have responded to the cry of trafficking victims for life, dignity and freedom with solidarity and prophetic action.