Labour leader receives ‘Slaves On Our Streets’ report

 

On Friday 2 February Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn met with survivors of human trafficking and those who work to support them and combat modern slavery at St Joan of Arc parish in Highbury, North London.

Mr Corbyn also received Cardinal Nichols’ round table report, ‘Slaves on our Streets’ put together with the Evening Standard and launched earlier this week in the House of Lords.

The report covers the roles that business, the community, statutory authorities and the media have to play if we are to end this serious and organised crime.

Cardinal Nichols in his opening statement of the report says

It is essential that we see the human face of every victim of trafficking. Each one is a daughter or a son, a mother or a father. Each slave is a person with a story. It is our duty to remind ourselves constantly of this truth and not succumb to indifference.”

‘Slaves on our Streets’ will also be presented to Pope Francis next week at the Santa Marta Group Conference in the Vatican.