(ANS - Madrid) - "Misiones Salesianas", the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid, presented yesterday, 4 April, the documentary "Love", directed by Raúl de la Fuente. The film presents the tragic reality of dozens of underage girls, between 9 and 17 years old, living on the streets of Freetown and forced into prostitution to survive. Something that might seem "normal" in a poor country like Sierra Leone has ceased to be such, thanks to the efforts of the Salesians who, in the 19 months of activity in this specific area, have already taken 149 girls off the streets and away from prostitution, thanks to education.

(ANS - Rome) - The second edition of the Seminar to promote the causes of beatification and canonization of the Salesian Family, scheduled until next Saturday, April 14th, at the Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, begins today, Tuesday 10 April. in Rome.

(ANS - Madrid) - "Misiones Salesianas", the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid, will present a preview of its new documentary entitled "Love", directed by Raúl de la Fuente, in Madrid. It addresses the exploitation of minors forced to prostitute themselves and the work of the Salesians to take them away from the streets, to help them, protect them and offer them an education in order to return them to their families.

(ANS - Soyapango) - "CRESCO" stands for the Regional Center of the Salesian Coadjutor Brothers. It was inaugurated by the Provincials of the Pacific-Caribbean region in March 1994 in San Salvador, El Salvador, to harmonize the specific formation of the Salesian Brother with his professional qualification. Currently located in Guatemala City, in the Theologate of the Central America Province (CAM), this regional center welcomes all the Salesians Brothers of America.

(ANS – New York) – The 62nd Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was held at UN Headquarters in New York, March 12-23, 2018. It is the chief global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls. During CSW, representatives of UN Member States, civil society organizations and UN entities discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the agreed upon plan of action on gender equality as well as emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

(ANS – Knock) – “Our ministry amongst the young, as a Salesian family, must be accompanied by prayer if we wish it to be fruitful.” With these words, Fr Eunan McDonnell, Salesian Provincial of the Irish Province, invited friends and members of the Salesian Family to join him in a day of prayer for vocations on the 24th of March.

(ANS - Rome) - Saturday 24 March the teams of the Youth Ministry and Formation Departments, led by Fr Fabio Attard and Fr Ivo Coelho, met for a day of study on the results of the personal accompaniment research presented in the publication edited by Mr. Marco Bay, SDB, "Young Salesians and accompaniment". Fr Miguel Angel García Morcuende and Fr Michal Vojtas also took part.

(ANS - Thessaloniki) - The first meeting of the European Community of Learning Providers was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on March 13-14, on the theme: "Promoting the Quality of Learning”, an event attended by over 45 representatives of institutions active in the field of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe.

(ANS – Golaghat) – The Departments of Political Science and Sociology at Don Bosco College Golaghat and Salesian College Sonada jointly organised a national seminar entitled “Conflicts in South Asia: Its Consequences and Implications” from 16 to 17 March 2018. Peace activist and socio-cultural academician Prof. Thomas Menamparampil, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Guwahati, graced the event as chief guest.

(ANS - Turin) - Emotions were highly palpable at Valdocco last Thursday, March 15, when the audience listened to the testimonies of the small delegation of the Salesian "Ciudad Don Bosco" of Medellin, invited to Turin to describe the pacifying action that the Salesians have been carrying out in Colombia.

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