An extraordinary ordinary nun on fighting modern slavery

Season 2, Episode 5,  Nov 07, 2022, 03:00 AM

Imelda Poole is a nun. But I can confidently say she's quite unlike any nun you've ever met. Because for the past 17 years, Imelda has been leading the fight against modern slavery in. Albania. She co-founded Mary Ward Loreto, an organisation which addresses the root causes of trafficking, rehabilitates victims and brings the perpetrators of slavery to justice. She is also the president of RENATE, an international network of religious sisters who works together to combat human trafficking across 31 European countries. Her work has been recognised with a well-deserved MBE.

Imelda Poole is a nun. But I can confidently say she's quite unlike any nun you've ever met. Because for the past 17 years, Imelda has been leading the fight against modern slavery in. Albania. She co-founded Mary Ward Loreto, an organisation which addresses the root causes of trafficking, rehabilitates victims and brings the perpetrators of slavery to justice. She is also the president of RENATE, an international network of religious sisters who works together to combat human trafficking across 31 European countries. Her work has been recognised with a well-deserved MBE. 

The Extraordinary Ordinary, from Women of the Year, shines a light on incredible achievements by women who you’ve probably never heard of (until now), but whose passion, dedication, and fierce determination has changed society, their communities and the world, in ways that will inspire and uplift you.

Written and hosted by:  Mojo Abidi
Produced by: Clare Lynch
Executive producer: Jo Baring
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