Arise, UISG and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation co-host the annual Sisters' Anti-Trafficking Awards.
You can learn about the SATAs objectives here.
Arise is an anti-slavery NGO working across the world to protect communities from exploitation. Arise believes that frontline groups and their networks hold the key to ending slavery and human trafficking. Arise provides funding and training to Catholic sisters and other frontline workers, builds anti-slavery networks, commissions relevant research, amplifies frontline voices and advocates for change.
The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) aims to build bridges and develop networks in order to create different ways for religious sisters to communicate across geographical distances, different languages and cultures in order to be in communion with one another and build a global community together. It has a worldwide membership of 1903 leaders of feminine religious congregations. The UISG established and supports Talitha Kum, the international network of religious sisters against human trafficking. Talitha Kum is constituted of more than 50 local networks in nearly 90 countries, actively supporting victims, survivors and people at risk.
International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to ensure healthy early childhood development and sustainable livelihoods for youth, support young people transitioning out of foster care, improve access to housing and support services for people experiencing homelessness, identify solutions to safe water access, and lift the work of Catholic sisters. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with approximately $6.7 billion in assets. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $3 billion, $435 million worldwide in 2022.
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