Posts Tagged ‘Human Trafficking’

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

Modern slavery is not something that happens ‘over there’

Monday, August 3rd, 2020
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Joseph Auga Matamata, 28 July, was sentenced in the Napier High Court to eleven years in jail after being found guilty of ten charges in human trafficking and thirteen charges in dealing in slaves. “Modern slavery is not something that happens ‘over there’ that we don’t have to think about,” Grace Forest, co-founder of Walk Read more

Human trafficking victims on the rise during pandemic

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Human trafficking victims need greater protection says the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities. Insufficient attention “was paid on the collateral damage of the ongoing pandemic, especially on migrants and informal workers, who are now more exposed to trafficking and exploitation,” Caritas Internationalis says. Caritas voiced its concerns to highlight the plight of human trafficking Read more

Petition to close popular porn and trafficking website

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Human trafficking violations have led to a petition on to call for a popular porn website to be shut down and its executive held accountable. The 207,000-signature petition says: “We already have evidence, and it is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to shut down [this] super-predator site … and hold the Read more