At the conclusion of the conference representatives from the Church signed a declaration to commit to eradicate human trafficking within society.
In a message during a World Fisheries Day panel discussion Cardinal Turkson said that fishers are “crying out for help and, as Church, we cannot shut our ears and we cannot remain silent.”
Cardinal Onaiyekan praised the new partnerships between the Church and law enforcement describing it as key to the addressing the “tragedy of rampant modern day slavery and trafficking”.
A major report has been launched by COR and the Arise Foundation mapping the extraordinary contribution to anti-trafficking by UK Religious, from front line individuals.
A major anti-trafficking conference is taking place in Abuja, Nigeria this week. Organised by the Santa Marta Group and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. It has as its theme “Church and state working together to restore dignity to trafficked persons”. It is the first Santa Marta Group Africa Regional Conference.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York on Nov. 9 addressed a conference on “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”.
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The Santa Marta Group teamed up with South American communities and the Archdiocese of Southwark to shine a light on modern slavery. This event was particularly focused on forced labour.
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.