Posts Tagged ‘Human Trafficking’

Pope commends nuns for ‘standing on front line’ against human trafficking Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Speaking to a network of religious sisters that helps human trafficking victims, Pope Francis on Thursday told them to work closely with the local church, because this is necessary for their project to be successful. “I want to reiterate that the journey of consecrated life, both female and male, is the path of ecclesial insertion,” Read more

Religious sisters at forefront of fight against human trafficking, slavery Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

A worldwide network of 2,000 Catholic religious sisters marked the 10th anniversary of its efforts to combat human trafficking and slavery July 29. Speakers from the Talitha Kum organization headlined a United Nations panel on the eve of the U.N. annual observance of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. “Human trafficking is one of Read more

What you can do to fight human trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Human trafficking is “happening closer to us than we think,” and Catholic groups are increasingly committed to fighting it through advocacy, prayer and action, global anti – trafficking leader Sister Gabriella Bottani, S.M.C., has said. “What we should do, more and more, is to be aware and to try to understand what trafficking is in Read more

Children flee organ harvesters Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Children, political prisoners, vulnerable and poor people are fleeing to the UK to escape gangs of organ harvesters. Lungs, kidneys, livers, hearts and corneas are reportedly among the most sought-after organs. They are sold on the black market around the world for thousands-of-pounds. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) data shows there were six referrals Read more

Liberal prostitution laws make Switzerland trafficking hub Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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It is 8am and the rain is coming down in sheets. The streets are empty except for a dozen women and their pimps – women from some of the world’s poorest regions including Moldova, Romania, West Africa and Southeast Asia. Some are still in their teens. Not far away are numerous massage parlors and saunas offering women Read more

Former sex slave and a Catholic nun awarded helping destitute women Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Six years ago, at the age of 26, Laila Talo Khuder Alali was sold as a sex slave eight times to men of different nationalities by militants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Standing in a hotel auditorium in India’s commercial hub of Mumbai to receive an award in the name of St. Read more

Bishop says China’s one-child policy leads to trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

China’s one-child policy is leading to human trafficking, says Cardinal Charles Bo of Myanmar. Speaking at the current synod on youth taking place in Rome, Bo says during synod he was reflecting on the situation for young people in Myanmar. He says the position young people in Europe are in is “quite different” from young Read more

Lawyer involved with NZ’s first human trafficking get home detention Comments 0

Monday, September 24th, 2018

A lawyer linked to New Zealand’s first convicted human trafficker has been sentenced for fraud, continuing to show no remorse to his victims. He provided false information as part of legal services he provided to convicted human trafficker Faroz Ali in 2014.  Continue reading Related Posts:Woman in Fiji accused of trafficking people to NZHuman trafficking happening Read more

Fijian woman yet to face court over human trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

A woman wanted in Fiji is yet to return from Australia to face charges over trafficking workers from Fiji to New Zealand. Continue reading Related Posts:Woman in Fiji accused of trafficking people to NZHuman trafficking happening in NZPope appeals for action against human traffickingUK church spotlights human trafficking

Woman in Fiji accused of trafficking people to NZ Comments 0

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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A 31-year-old woman involved in a human trafficking case in New Zealand has been charged in Fiji with 17 counts of the same crime. Her sister, who is in Australia, has been charged in absentia with five counts of obtaining property by deception and one count of money laundering. It’s alleged that the women organised and Read more