From 26th -27th October 2016 Sister Mabel Mariotti represented SOLWODI at the plenum of the Santa Marta Group in the Vatican. This international group of bishops, police chiefs, religious and the voluntary sector from 30 countries, initiated 2014 with Pope Francis, deliberates how human trafficking can be curtailed through partnerships between the institutions concerned.
In June 2016 a group of social work students from the University of Stettin visited the SOLWODI Berlin e. V. specialized counselling center. They were given an insight into the organization by Monika Grötzinger.
Mabel Mariotti was invited as a trainer on the field of human trafficking by JRS Europe. The three-day workshop for approximately 30 co-workers of the JRS, who are active in deportation custody in nine European Countries (Detention Visitors Support Group), took place in Brussels in June 2016.
Catholic Congress in Leipzig: Mabel Mariotti gave a speech during a panel session of the group Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE). “No longer Slaves, but Sisters and Brothers.”
Monika Grötzinger was invited to the “Faculty of Humanities” at the University of Stettin in Poland in April 2016, where she reported on SOLWODI’s work with human trafficking victims from Africa in the seminar series “Social work with refugees and migrants”.