“We can all commit to learning more about human trafficking,” ...... “We can commit to helping victims of human trafficking. And we can commit to tackling the systems that enable human trafficking to flourish.”
World Day Against Human Trafficking: A Fight that Concerns All Countries
July 30, 2020
Every year, on July 30, the United Nations Organizations observes the World Day against Human Trafficking, a crime and grave violation of Human Rights.
According to the UN, every year thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Virtually all the countries of the world are affected by trafficking, either as the country of origin, of transit, or of the victims’ destiny.
The Holy Father labels human trafficking “an ignoble activity, a shame for our societies that call themselves civilized.
Modern Slavery Act Introduced in the Senate
February 20, 2020 - Fair Trade
Project Maple Leaf, a Canada-wide Sex Trafficking Awareness Campaign
January 11, 2020
The House of Commons proclaimed February 22 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to help bring awareness to the magnitude of modern-day slavery in Canada and abroad and encourage Canadians to take steps to combat human trafficking. Learn More
Unbound: A Conversation Against Human Trafficking
November 10, 2019 - Salt + LIght Media
Chalice sites use community education programs to protect the most vulnerable from human traffickers.
Help by supporting this important work of Chalice - Donate or Sponsor a Child
Unreported World- Nigeria: Sex, Lies and Black Magic
May 15, 2019 - from National JPIC Team
Are our food and other goods linked to slavery?
Visiting the following websites that provide some sense of the scale of the issue, and offers ways to fight it.
Myanmar: Women, Girls Trafficked as 'Brides' to China
50 Women Sue Salesforce, Claiming It Helped Backpage in Sex Trafficking
Fifty women are suing Salesforce, alleging the company profited by helping Backpage to engage in sex trafficking.
Salesforce has long touted human rights and building technology for the greater good. Salesforce markets customer acquisition and retention tools for businesses. It's one of San Francisco's largest software companies, with a market valuation above $120 billion.
Also learn more at Human Rights Watch
Human Trafficking Update
From - Our Lady of Hope Province Update: Friday, February 8, 2019
169 Arrested In Human Trafficking Investigation Leading Up To Super Bowl
There were 169 arrests during an 11-day FBI investigation into human trafficking throughout metro Atlanta leading up to the Super Bowl.
Among those arrested before the Super Bowl were 26 suspects alleged to be sex traffickers and 34 suspects who allegedly attempted to engage in sex acts with minors.
Nine juvenile victims of sex trafficking were rescued, including a 14-year-old. Nine other trafficking victims were also identified.
Truckers Against Trafficking has saved more than 1K victims
Truckers Against Trafficking is an organization that teaches drivers to recognize the signs of human trafficking and has helped rescue more than 1,100 victims. The organization's education mobile landed in the nation's capital this weekend to spread the word about a nationwide problem.
Stop Trafficking Newsletter
The February issue of the Stop Trafficking Newsletter, co-sponsored by the Felician Sisters of North America, may be accessed by clicking here. This month's issue focuses on the importance of collaboration and partnership.
Intersection between Racism and Human Trafficking
Is there a connection between racism and human trafficking? The United States Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking has published their February reflection which focuses on this relationship. The reflection may be accessed by clicking here.
Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Recognizing potential red flags and knowing the indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need.
Bear in mind that not all indicators will be present in all situations. The type of trafficking and the content or environment are all important to take into account.
Click here to see the full list of the signs of trafficking.
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Vatican to UN: We must eliminate causes of human trafficking
November 8, 2018 - The Crux
make people especially vulnerable to being trafficked,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, said in an address.
“Wars and violent conflicts have become the biggest driving force of forced human displacement,” he said, noting that traffickers take advantage of the chaos of war to exploit vulnerable people, using them for sexual slavery or forced labor. READ MORE
Also See: UK envoy to Vatican impressed by women’s leadership in Church
ROME - Sally Axworthy, the British ambassador to the Holy See and a supporter of women in leadership, has said she believes the Vatican is making progress and finds the Catholic Church, particularly women religious, to be a key partner in fighting plagues such as slavery and human trafficking. READ MORE
Pope Francis appeals for end to human trafficking
30.07.17- Vatican Radio
Canadian owned mining company connected to slave labor . . .
A mine owned by Canadian company Nevsun Resources used slave labor to build a gold, copper and zinc mine in Eritrea.
Brave former workers broke the silence about the harrowing conditions they faced -- including forced labor, imprisonment, and torture. Dozens of workers have joined the case, and now, in a landmark decision, their civil action suit will be heard in a Canadian court. - SumOfUs
Let the Board of Directors know what you think.
How many slaves work for you?
December 21, 2016
Says war and armed conflict is biggest factor facilitating human trafficking
Mr. President, The Holy See is grateful that the Presidency of the Kingdom of Spain has brought this very important subject of trafficking in persons in conflict situations to the deliberation of this Council and to the attention of the International Community. For the Holy See, this issue of trafficking in persons is of pre-eminent importance. People of goodwill, whatever their religious beliefs, can never allow women, children and men to be treated merely as objects, to be deceived, violated, often sold and resold for profit, leaving them devastated in mind and body only to be finally eliminated or abandoned. Such treatment is shameful and barbaric. It must be condemned unequivocally. The full force of the law must be brought to bear upon those who commit such crimes. Read More.......
Human slavery in the prawn industry The Guardian, 11 June 2014
Human Trafficking in our North?
CBC - The Current | Feb 4, 2014 | 24:00
Human trafficking of Inuit women and girls has become an open secret in the North - Feb 4, 2014. There is no name for it in Inuktitut but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls must be tackled. There are reports of families approached to sell babies of Inuit and Aboriginal youth lured south and then trafficked for sex.
"I'm from the North. I've been with the RCMP or the police force for over 22 years now, growing up with a lot of local people. I hear a lot of what's going on -- girls travelling south, kind of losing connection with their own families; families trying to get in touch with their loved ones and, very difficult to do so. It's a very strong suspicion. Definitely with young adults, teenagers and young adults, there's definitely something happening."
Sgt Yvonne Niego of the RCMP in Iqaluit.
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Slavery business generates $32 billion/yr for trafficers
78% of victims are in labour slavery
22% are in sex slavery!
To learn more about slavery click here to see a Slavery Fact Sheet prepared by Free the Slaves organization. It's only 2 pages illustrates the gravity of the problem. Copies can be made and shared with your fraternities. Visit their website to learn more about the organization.
Global Slavery Index - Walk Free Foundation
The Walk Free Foundation's mission is to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and raising unprecedented levels of capital to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for modern slavery today.
Download the full report or an executive summary or explore findings from the 2013 Report by navigating the interactive map. Browse regional and country-level research and statistics examining the risks of modern slavery, current levels of government response and a set of recommendations that can effectively tackle modern slavery.
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