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SATA- Inaugural Sisters Anti-Trafficking Awards, 31 October 2023. | APT Ireland

SATA- Inaugural Sisters Anti-Trafficking Awards, 31 October 2023.

The exceptional contribution of Catholic sisters to the anti-trafficking movement worldwide was acknowledged on 31 October 2023 in London at the inaugural Sisters Anti-Trafficking Awards (SATA).

This inaugural year of the awards honoured three sisters:
Sr. Seli Thomas SMI from India, Sr. Patricia Ebegbulem SSL from Nigeria and Sr. Francoise Jiranonda SPC from Thailand.

Sr. Seli Thomas, SMI, was awarded the Common Good Award, for courage and creativity in addressing exploitation.

Sr. Patricia Ebegbulem, SSL, was awarded the Human Dignity award, for lifetime achievement in addressing exploitation.

Sr. Francoise Jiranonda, SPC, was awarded the Servant Leadership Award, for excellence in network building.

Journalist and writer, Adrian Chiles Chaired the awards ceremony, where the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP and Sir Mo Farah spoke about the work of religious sisters across the globe, to combat human trafficking and exploitation, often at great risk to their own lives.

Mr. Chiles wrote a lovely reflection in The Guardian on 1 November  under the heading ‘’How did I spend Halloween? With an incredible group of nuns.’’

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