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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed annually on January 11. #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Human Trafficking Trends in sub-Saharan Africa (Infographic)

last month: [] Human trafficking and modern slavery trends and statistics in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Pope asks what are we ourselves can do to preserve the biodiversity of our common home: earth.

The more the variety, the better the society

more than a year ago.: [Cameroon] Celebrating 25 years of action for biological diversity, Sr. Vera asks what each of us can do to preserve the biodiversity of our common home: earth.

In Cameroon, there are more than 240 cultural groups (tribes), each with its own national language.

The need for Cultural Diversity dialogue in Cameroon, Africa

more than a year ago.: [Cameroon] Sr. Vera reflects on how we can better understand cultural diversity in Africa and how each individual culture can be beneficial to the country as a whole.

The effects of climate change in Nigeria

The effects of climate change in Nigeria

more than a year ago.: [Nigeria] Sr. Elizabeth discusses how climate change in Nigeria is dramatically altering the way Nigerians will live now and in the future.

Bishop Eusebius Nzigirwa, the Auxiliary bishop of Archdiocese of Dar es Salaam, blessed the religious before the procession to mass began.

World Day for Consecrated Life

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Nuns and priests of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania celebrated World Day for Consecrated Life to highlight the roles of consecrated individuals in Tanzania over the last 150 years ago.

Photos from the closing of the Marian year celebrations in Anambra State Nigeria (October 28, 2017).

Closing of the Marian Year Celebrations in Anambra State, Nigeria

more than a year ago.: [Nigeria] On October 28, 2017, the Catholic archdiocese of Onitsha in Anambra State, Nigeria had the closing of Marian year.

ARU launching of 50 years celebration of Bishops and religious men and women (November 8, 2017).

ARU Golden Jubilee Celebrations Launched

more than a year ago.: [Uganda] The year-long Golden Jubilee celebration of the Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU) was launched on November 8, 2017 at ARU Secretariat.

Cottolengo Centre for orphaned HIV positive children started in 1994, with the aim of taking care of vulnerable abandoned and  Orphaned children, who are either infected or affected by HIV+ in Nairobi. The Centre is managed by the Cottolengo Sisters in Kenya.

Sisters fight HIV in sub-Saharan Africa

more than a year ago.: [Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria] Sisters in sub-Saharan Africa work tirelessly to prevent, treat and support those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.

Simple prayers to share for the fall / autumn.

Four Simple Autumn Prayers

more than a year ago.: [USA] Since this is such an incredibly beautiful time of year at ASEC headquarters, we wanted to share some simple seasonal prayers for autumn.

The involvement of religious in social activities help to influence vocations and empower youth in becoming strong leaders of tomorrow.

Developing nations on the shoulders of youth

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the founding of Corpus Christi parish (Mwili na Damu Azizi ya Yesu) in Morogoro, Tanzania, the church hosted an International Youth Day celebration in conjunction with the International Youth Day held annually throughout the world on August 12.

Life has transformed in shops, farms and workshops since students joined the workforce early.

The positive impact of school boycotts for the youth of Cameroon

more than a year ago.: [Cameroon] Because of the school strike in Cameroon, many students have entered the workforce at an early age. This has had both positive and negative impacts on the the trade and fashion industries. One thing is for sure, things will never be the same because of it.

Sisterhood is a special, 7-part series which gives viewers an exclusive look into the daily lives of these remarkable women betrothed to Christ. The project was possible due support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a partnership between Salt and Light and Loyola University New Orleans. Watch the documentary at saltandlighttv.org/sisterhood

"Sisterhood" documentary series profiles women religious around the world

more than a year ago.: [none] Sisterhood is a video documentary series profiling seven congregations of women religious around the world and their mission, ministry, communities and charisms. Available to watch now on Salt + Light Media's website.

Drug abuse is a serious issue that is abolishing the dreams of our future generation. The youth are most vulnerable. That's why Catholic nuns like Sr. Felistas are providing drug rehabilitation and a stable environment for young boys to overcome their addictions.

The impact of drug abuse in developing countries

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] Understanding the severe impact that drug abuse has on health, development, peace and security in developing countries of Africa.

Teachers demonstrate care and love to children while they are at school.

Education is the key to eradicating poverty in Africa

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] In this reflection of the International day of Family, Sr. Veronika discusses how providing high quality education from the family level to higher institutions can eliminate poverty in African societies.

Mrs. Maida Waziri, the VOWET President giving a speech during the Women's Day at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Striving for Women's Equality in Tanzania

more than a year ago.: [Tanzania] International Women's Day celebrated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania #BeBoldForChange

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