Posts Tagged ‘Slavery’

Car wash slavery fought with Church’s app

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Car wash slavery is rife in Britain. However a means to combat it may have been developed. A church-led app is targeting “modern slavery” at Britain’s 18,000 hand car washes to protect children and other vulnerable groups by urging users to report suspected cases to authorities. Read more

Human trafficking happening in NZ

Monday, April 16th, 2018

At least three investigations probing the scale of human trafficking in New Zealand are underway as examples of restaurant workers being underpaid and sex workers being blackmailed come to light. Continue reading

Slavery in Australia: 4,300 people today

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Slavery is alive and well not just in the global economy, but also in Australia. “Most people think human trafficking and slavery a thing of the past that need not concern them. But as we speak, there are 4,300 slaves in Australia and 40.3 million slaves worldwide,” Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says.

Human trafficking: Pope calls for everyone’s help

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Human trafficking is a scourge that we all must help combat, Pope Francis says. He is appealing to everyone, including citizens and institutions, to join forces against human trafficking and to help the victims. His plea is echoed by English Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, who says churches, governments, police and business leaders must do Read more

Bitcoin, slavery and the Vatican

Monday, November 6th, 2017

The way bitcoin and other crypto-currencies are being used in the modern-day slave trade is a hot topic at the Vatican. Bank of Montreal senior manager Joseph Mari yesterday presented the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS) with an overview of the role crypto-currencies play in money laundering. He also explained blockchain‘s potential in the money-laundering Read more

Ways to spot human trafficking

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The CNN Freedom Project wants to amplify the voices of the victims of modern-day slavery, highlight success stories and help unravel the tangle of criminal enterprises trading in human life. It’s vacation season for much of the world, with travelers flocking to airports to jet off for some hard-earned R&R. But it’s not just holidaymakers who fly Read more

We can end human trafficking, UN told

Monday, September 25th, 2017

We can end human trafficking with a multi-pronged approach that fights trafficking and aids victims, Archbishop Paul Gallagher told global leaders at a United Nations (UN) event last week. Ending this “modern slavery” has been a major priority for Pope Francis, Gallagher said. The Catholic Church is collaborating “with both the public and private sectors, Read more

Slavery – more profitable and more widespread than ever

Monday, August 21st, 2017

A few years ago I went to a lecture by the Right Honourable The Baroness Cox, of Queensbury. She spoke about her charitable work in many of the most dangerous areas of the world and in particular about the redeeming of slaves in Sudan. What struck me at the time was her comment that not only Read more

Slave trade and migrants fleeing poverty

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Six months after Muhammed Yusuf had been sold, tortured and forced to watch as a friend died, he found himself back at the parched, dusty bus station where his ordeal began, facing the man who had made him a slave. Unembarrassed and unrepentant, the smuggler was still touting for business among the crowds flooding into Read more

Slavery, forced-labour, human trafficking in Australia

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Slavery, forced-labour and human trafficking are all alive and well in Australia, the Archbishop of Sydney says. Speaking at the parliamentary inquiry into human trafficking in New South Wales, Archbishop Anthony Fisher outlined his personal experience of these practises. He said when he was a parish priest a South American nanny asked him for help. Read more