On Anti-Slavery Day, 18 October, former UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and recently appointed Senior Advisor to the Santa Marta Group, Kevin Hyland OBE, has called for the government to deliver on promises made to victims of modern slavery.
Caritas Sierra Leone has launched an awareness raising campaign on illegal migration and human trafficking. Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Justice, the campaign is designed to make Sierra Leoneans aware of the risks and dangers associated with illegal migration especially human trafficking and modern slavery.
Three years after Caritas Bakhita House opened its doors, St Mary’s University Twickenham has undertaken a independent review to assess how the house has grown and developed.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols received the Hanno R Ellenbogen Award on 30th August 2018 on behalf of the Santa Marta Group.
The Argentine Federal Police have teamed up with the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer to run training sessions on human trafficking.
The Global Slavery Index 2018 reported that over 40 million people are living in modern slavery with over 24 million in forced labour and over 15 million in forced marriage, an issue that disproportionately affects women and girls .
The Jesuit Refugee Service and the Santa Marta Group teamed up to deliver training to detention centre visitors to help them identify victims of modern slavery.
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Bishop Patrick Lynch has expressed his deep disappointment at the UK Government’s decision to cut the weekly subsistence payments for survivors of modern slavery by more than 40%
At the Santa Marta Conference 2018 we spoke to Sister Monica Rowland of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Edo State, Nigeria about the work being done to combat human trafficking in Nigeria and the importance of working collaboratively.