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Catholic women face up to human trafficking


The stark reality of the growing stream of trafficked women and children into Australia for slavery and sexual servitude was tackled by delegates at last week's National Biennial Conference of the Catholic Women's League.

The Sydney event, which drew more than 300 participants from around Australia and the Pacific, embraced a range of issues to do with the life of Catholic women in Australia.

Keynote speaker Terry Underwood (pictured) spoke of her challenge of living in isolation on a remote pastoral station in the Northern Territory.

The meeting dealt with issues in a forum titled 'The Panel', which comprised a group that included a great grandmother and a teenager discussing a range of issues faced by Catholic women.

Marketer Julie Greig helped the group work out strategies for strengthing its membership base.

SOURCE
Catholic Women's League Australia Inc.

LINKS
Catholic Women's League Australia Inc.
Catholic Women's League seeks inspiration from outback mother (12/8/03)
Terry Underwood
Commission for Australian Catholic Women

20 Aug 2003