OVERCOMING SILENCE - WOMEN’S VOICES IN THE ABUSE CRISIS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018

2pm- 6pm

BIBLIOTECA ANGELICA, ROMA

On the occasion of the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ we invite you to bear witness to stories and solution from renowned experts, some with personal experiences of abuse, to ensure abuse never occurs in the Catholic Church again.


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Speakers

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Chantal Götz

Managing director, voices of faith

event host

Robert Mickens

Journalist and editor of ‘La Croix International’

MASTER OF CEREMONY

 

Virginia Saldanha

Secretary of the Indian Women Theologians Forum & Ecclesia of Women in Asia

panel member

Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear 

survivor, Theologian and Lecturer

story teller

 

Barbara Dorris

survivor and former executive director, snap (Survivors network of those abused by priests)

story teller

 

Cettina Militello

associate professor at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Liturgy

opening speaker

Doris Wagner

survivor, Theologian and author

story teller

Mary Hallay-Witte

Director of the Office for Child protection - hamburg, germany

panel member

 
 
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Agenda

 

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms. Join us to uncover stories and solutions to ensure abuse in the Catholic Church cannot ever occur again.

2:00PM

Welcome

opening remarks from cettina Militello                                             

"Voices of Truth - Stories of Strength and Survival"

• Barbara dorris

• Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear

• Doris wagner


3:30PM

Tea Break


4:30PM

“The Silence of the Church Speaks Volumes”

• ROBERT MICKENS - PANEL MODERATOR

• virginia Saldanha

• Mary Hallay Witte

• Dr Rocio Figueroa Alvear

Closing remarks

chantal goetz


6:00PM

Networking

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Location

 
 
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The iconic Biblioteca Angelica, Rome


 

IWD Past Speakers

 

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Testimonials

These are the voices that work with us to advance gender equality in the leadership of the Catholic Church.
 

 

Sally Axworthy
British Ambassador to the Holy See

Melissa Hitchman
Australian Ambassador to the Holy See

Father Thomas H Smolich, SJ
International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service

Tricia Lorenzo
Business Development Consultant

Samantha Lin
Russell Berrie Fellow in Interreligious Studies

Sr. Simone Campbell
Executive Director of Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Dr Scilla Elworthy
Founder of Peace Direct and Rising Women, Rising World

Stephanie Lorenzo
Founder of Project Futures

Kerry Robinson
The Global Ambassador of the Leadership Roundtable

Marguerite Barankitse
Founder of Maison Shalom

Ambassador Miroslava Rosas Vargas
Panama Ambassador to the Holy See

Flavia Agnes
Co-founder of Majlis Legal Centre

Prof. Katharina Westerhorstmann
Prof. of Moral Theology at the Catholic University in Eichstatt-Ingolstadt

 

Dr. Mirreille Twayigira
Intern at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital

Shadan & Nagham
Twin sisters from Homs, Syria

Sr. Eugenia Bonetti
Chairperson of SlavesNoMore