EUROPE/ITALY - Scalabrinian social campaign for the redemption of migrant women

Monday, 9 March 2020 women   emigration   missionary institutes  

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - "There are over 260 million migrant women in the world. Travelers and witnesses of hope, strength, the ability to want to change the world. It is for this reason that, on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March, we have chosen 7 images of migrant women who express their desire for redemption, to fight violence and abuse and who see women as a pillar of fundamental and universal values of society. The campaign is relaunched by all the communities where the Scalabrinians are operating". With these words, sent to Agenzia Fides, Sister Neusa de Fatima Mariano, Superior General of the Scalabrinian Missionary Sisters, describes the campaign launched in three languages (Italian, English and Portuguese) on the social pages of the nuns.
"The goal is to make universal concepts of acceptance, integration, promotion and protection viral, adding, however, aspects of stories more typical of the female universe, such as the violence that they are forced to suffer even during their migration - Sister Neusa adds -. There are small and large actions that increase women's self-esteem and their desire for redemption: it is also right to work on this issue. Consecrated women are at the service of migrants, women who have in their minds the dimension of life itself. The Church is a 'mother' and Pope Francis has repeatedly had the opportunity to express it in a concrete way". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 9/3/2020)