The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit

Asian Conference of Religions for PeaceThe Asia Pacific Women of Faith Network (APWoFN), one of ACRP’s significant networks, will hold a webinar on Human Trafficking. The webinar’s title: “The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit”. The webinar will take place online, on January 14-15, 2021 @ 12:00-14:30 (Japan Time) (2PM AEDT).

In March 2019 Dr Susan Ennis (Secretary, Religions for Peace Australia) was one of the attendees at an Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP) meeting in Myanmar.

At the  first meal, Dr Ennis met with Rev Elga Sarapung  (Secretary of Religions for Peace Indonesia) and Dr Lilian Sason (Chair of Religions for Peace Philippines). Dr Ennis’ recollection of the reply was, human trafficking is on the increase.

The Women of Faith session the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace then extensively took up the issue of human trafficking in other Asian countries. This laid the groundwork for the forthcoming virtual webinar on Human Trafficking in Asia Pacific.

The Catholic Church in Indonesia has formed the Zero Trafficking Network, an interfaith effort that has been in action since 2018. Memoria Passionis is the journal published by the Zero Trafficking Network. You can download this here.

This is the first edition since the network was established in 2018. Through this first edition, we introduce the network’s member who conducted the first meeting at Labuan Bajo in 2018. For our special topic, we present Adelina Sau’s story, who was a victim in Malaysia. At the end, we offer you a reflection written by Rev. A. Elga J. Sarapung.

The Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia: A Virtual Summit

Religions for Peace Australia is a foundation member of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, and the Deputy Moderator is Emeritus Prof. Desmond Cahill, Chair of Religions for Peace Asia. As a foundation member, Religions for Peace Australia was asked to supply a speaker for this virtual conference.

Religions for Peace Australia have networked with the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce and has nominated Alison Rahill, the Executive Officer of Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce to address this conference. Her topic will be Technology and Human Trafficking.

Human Trafficking is such a global menace that it calls for faith-based organizations such as Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) to take concerted efforts in raising public awareness with the hope that those in position to lead will take action in their communities.

ACRP’s women leaders are uniting across the countries to fight for human trafficking. Please join us together!
(This event is open to the public.)

Event Details:

Program: Reality of Human Trafficking in Asia
Location: Online, using Zoom
Date: January 14-15
Time: 12:00-14:30 (Japan Time) (2PM AEDT)
Cost: Free
Registration: Click here
Conference Link: Once you complete all necessary information and click the “register” button, a passcode will be sent to your email address. (There is a language button at the bottom right of the registration page.)


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