1 in 10 people in North Korea are in modern slavery report suggests

A trafficking victim in Rome

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 .

Holy See: human trafficking is the “largest manifestation 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 appeals to Catholics in England and Wales to ‘open (their) eyes’ and ‘hear (the) cry’ of human trafficking victims

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.