- April 17, 2009
- Responding to the Call
The original committee, which resulted from the fourth directional statement of Chapter/94, was called Healing Violence Against Women. Our mandate to provide a major conference every two years on some aspect of Healing Violence over a period of ten years has been completed. These conferences, and smaller workshops were well attended. Awareness of the issues was raised as well as attitudes and actions taken to promote prevention and healing.
- August 13, 2008
- Eye Witness to War
Sally Armstrong has been nicknamed Afghan Sally and the Crusading Journalist. The Amnesty International award winner and documentary filmmaker gave the keynote address at this year’s conference sponsored by the Healing Violence Against Women Committee of the Sisters of Providence.
- July 9, 2007
- Sisters Target Human Trafficking
Sister of Providence Frances O’Brien and Associate Barbara Baker facilitated a workshop to examine the world-wide reality of human trafficking at the spring assembly of the religious women of the Archdiocese of Edmonton at the Providence Renewal Centre.
- January 13, 2006
- What is Trafficking?
Trafficking in persons means the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and trade of persons, by means of threats, force, abduction, fraud, deception, and abuse of power for the purpose of exploitation. That exploitation may be sexual, forced slave labour, or even the removal of bodily organs.