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Conferring of Caritas Medal by Dr. Gempesaw

Sr. Joan Dawber, SC, Receives Caritas Medal

Sr. Joan Dawber, SC, LifeWay Network’s founder and executive director, received the Caritas Medal at St. John’s University’s Vincentian Convocation on September 25, 2014. The Caritas Medal celebrates Sr. Joan’s deep commitment to helping others. Each year, it is presented to an individual or organization that provides exemplary service to the poor within the city […]

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Sr. Joan Dawber of LifeWay Network profiled in 'If Nuns Ruled The World' book by Jo Piazza

Sr. Joan Dawber Profiled in ‘If Nuns Ruled The World’ Book by Jo Piazza

  Sr. Joan Dawber, Executive Director of LifeWay Network, is one of the ten nuns profiled in the recently released book ‘If Nuns Ruled The World’ by Jo Piazza. Piazza interviewed Sister Joan about her work at LifeWay Network and her dedication to providing safe housing for women victims of human trafficking. Veteran reporter Jo […]

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Partner News: Local Homeland Security Investigations Office Receives Recognition

  One of the partners LifeWay Network works with to combat human trafficking is our local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office. This summer, the HSI team received a plaque from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in recognition of their tireless work that successfully brought down a human trafficking ring earlier this Spring, resulting in the […]

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LifeWay Network Interviewed by VS.

Video: LifeWay Network Interviewed by VS. Confronting Modern Slavery

VS. Confronting Modern Slavery in America is an innovative pro bono project of the Women’s Leadership Initiative of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP that is dedicated to heightening public awareness of human trafficking in America. In March 2014 VS. spoke with Sr. Joan Dawber, SC (LifeWay Network Founder/Executive Director) and Cristina Kartheiser (LifeWay Network Social […]

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Update: LifeWay Network & Covenant House – Aspire Partnership

LifeWay Network and Covenant House New York partnered to submit a project in Partnership for Freedom’s Reimagine: Opportunity Challenge that would establish safe housing for homeless youth who are trafficking survivors. We were among the 12 finalists. On April 30 it was announced that the winning projects to be funded are the Safe Shelter Collaborative, […]

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Conference on Human Trafficking: Whose Business Is It?

In a May 2013 article, The Tablet reported on a day-long conference on “Human Trafficking: Whose Business Is It?” that was held at St. John’s University on April 6. LifeWay Network Executive Director Joan Dawber, SC, and Education Coordinator Kati Hamm, SC, spoke about human trafficking, and what’s being done locally, particularly about LifeWay Network’s […]

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From our collaboration with Network for Peace through Dialogue

Human Trafficking Educational Resource

  A new educational resource on sex trafficking, Modern Slavery: the Secret World of Trafficking is available from Network for Peace through Dialogue. It includes a DVD, background information and an outline for discussion and features a passionate anti-trafficking activist Sr. Eugenia Bonetti. It is an excellent tool for opening the subject of sex-trafficking and […]

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