2024-05-22 GENERAL HOUSE

Online Marist event to raise awareness against the contemporary slavery

The Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI) and the Secretariat of Solidarity-CMI of the Institute will hold on May 29 a virtual forum, titled “Unveiling Modern-Day Slavery: A Marist Event for Awareness and Action“. The event aims to address the pressing issue of modern-day slavery by sharing testimonies and real-world experiences.

During the solidarity initiative, several Project Managers who have implemented impactful projects in Bolivia, Bangladesh, and Haiti will share their testimonies that seek to combat modern-day slavery.

To participate in the online event, from 1 pm to 2 pm (Rome time), enter using the following ZOOM

Speakers and topics to be discussed:
  1. The UPR as a tool to fight Contemporary Slavery: Strategies for Advocacy and Action by Br. Ángel Diego García Otaola – Director of the Secretariat of Solidarity
  2. Slavery in the modern world by Andrea Rossi – Director of FMSI
  3. Safeguarding Children’s Rights and Addressing the Challenge of Child Labor in Bolivia by Mauricio Siñaniz Zambrana – Marist Brothers of Bolivia
  4. Empowerment testimony: Experiences as President of Working Children and Adolescent Workers in Bolivia by Esperanza Flores Bautista – Former President of the Working Children of Bolivia
  5. Building Hope: advancing Restavek Children’s Rights in Haiti by Br. Junel Pierre – Marist Brothers of Haiti
  6. Empowering Children from the Tea Gardens in Bangladesh by Br. Vigirio Bwalya – Marist Brothers of Bangladesh
  7. Conclusions and final greetings by Andrea Rossi – Director of FMSI

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