Sr. Gabriella has been the International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, the Worldwide Network of Religious Life against trafficking in persons, constituted by the UISG (International Union of General Superiors) since 2015. Talitha Kum -- headquartered in Rome, Italy -- is a network of 22 local networks, based in 76 countries in 5 continents.
Sr. Gabriella first encountered victims of human trafficking in the 1990s while volunteer social work among homeless women and refugees. Deeply touched by their fear, distress and lack of freedom, she decided to commit her life to freedom and against every form of exploitation and human trafficking.
Sr. Gabriella is member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters, an international and multicultural congregation of religious women. She has been living in communities with women of several cultures, nationalities and social background, sharing God's passion for human dignity, justice, pace and freedom, in the slums of big cities.
She holds an A.D. [Academic Degree] in Social Pedagogy by the “Georg-Simon-Ohm Fachhochschule Nuremberg.”