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.
The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has supported new legislation to help eradicate the scourge of modern slavery.
Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva addressed a session on trafficking in persons on June 21 at the Human Rights Council.
Pope Francis has sent a special message to Catholics in England and Wales asking them to break the chains of captivity of those who have been trafficked.
Caritas Bakhita House Manager, Karen Anstiss, talks about her work to restore the lives of survivors of human trafficking
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Fr Bruno Ciceri, who is International Director of the Catholic Church’s organisation supporting seafarers, Apostleship of the Sea, spoke to delegates at the 2018 Santa Marta Group conference in Rome. Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Casina Pia, Vatican…. Read More
Deputy Director of the Polish National Police, Irmina Gołębiewska, talks about the challenge to overcome trafficking and modern slavery in Poland. Polish victims are trafficked primarily to the UK, Holland and Belgium. Law enforcement takes a collaborative approach… Read More