Posts Tagged ‘Human Trafficking’

A Lent fast that makes a difference

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Are you wondering what to fast from this Lent – sweets. alcohol, or just simply eating less? This kind of fasting has its place. However, if you want to discover what fasting is especially meant to achieve, fast in a way that will bring about a holy change; change for the better for you, change Read more

Nun aims to mobilise 100,000 sisters to fight against human trafficking

Monday, December 4th, 2023

An Indian nun who recently received a global honour for her efforts to combat human trafficking has called upon the estimated 100,000 religious sisters in her vast nation to join the fight. She said that by doing so, “we could save many lives.” Sister Seli Thomas, a member of the Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Read more

Human trafficking – millions of daily victims

Monday, July 24th, 2023
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On any given day millions of people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, forced labour and sexual exploitation. Recent reports from the U.S. State Department, anti-human trafficking groups, and other global leaders focus on the serious problems of trafficking, forced labour, and modern-day slavery. The breakdown In 2021, 27.6 million people worldwide were subjected to Read more

Catholic nuns rescue 26,000 women from human trafficking

Monday, July 18th, 2022
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In 2021, Talitha Kum, a federation of Catholic nuns, rescued more than 26,000 women in Asia from human trafficking. Talitha Kum is a Rome-based international network of religious sisters founded by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). Their networks are active in five continents with the objective of ending human trafficking. “Prevention was the Read more

Church seeks to protect Ukrainian refugees from human traffickers

Monday, March 28th, 2022

Ukrainian refugees, especially women and children, need to be protected from human traffickers say Catholic Church leaders. “Let us think of these women and children who in time, without work, separated from their husbands, will be sought out by the ‘vultures’ of society. Please, let us protect them,” tweeted Pope Francis. Catholic aid workers’ concerns Read more

Human trafficking syndicate bust in South Africa, 10 Bangladeshis freed

Monday, February 14th, 2022

A Pakistani national, allegedly behind a transnational human trafficking syndicate operating between South Africa and several Asian countries, has been arrested. Ten Bangladeshi nationals were rescued in a raid in downtown Johannesburg. For a month, detectives from the serious organised crime unit at SAPS national head office have been assisted by crime intelligence agents in Read more

3.3 million girls at risk of child marriage due to Covid-19

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

A new report, Wednesday, from World Vision shows the devastating impact of Covid-19 on girls in the developing world. The report, How COVID-19’s impact on hunger and education is forcing children into marriage, warns that an additional 3.3 million girls globally are at high risk of child marriage. The World Vison report reveals that the Read more

Conservatives and liberals called to link over life issues

Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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For Catholics who put their faith first, before anything else, there is one way – above all others – to view the life and death issues facing local communities, the nation and the world: and that is, through the lens of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching! But instead, it clearly appears that more often Read more

Human trafficking: One day I received a letter saying I was married!

Monday, April 19th, 2021
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Fransiska (not her real name) was only 32 and still working as a babysitter in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta when a group of four matchmakers — two men and two women — introduced her to three Taiwanese men on three separate occasions back in December 2018. She refused to marry the first and second. The third, Read more

Human trafficking numbers increase because of COVID-19

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Human trafficking numbers are growing because of Covid-19, according to a joint statement from Caritas Internationalis and Christian Organisation Against Trafficking (COATNET). Many of the pandemic’s socio-economic effects are aggravating human trafficking and exploitation, which the International Labour Organization (ILO) says affects over 40 million people. Caritas and COATNET are urging governments to intensify efforts Read more