8/2/18 - The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Trafficking in Persons. Caritas highlights modern slavery in fishing industry.

27/9/17 - Caritas Statement for the United General Assembly High Level Meeting on the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.


- Interfaith Toolkit to End Trafficking, UNICEF publication 2017

- Migrant Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Routes, IOM publication 2017

- Statement on the International Day for Abolition of Slavery, November 2017

Statement by Archbishop Jurkovič at the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council, September 2017

- Oral presentation at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, June 2017
Welcome to COATNET

COATNET is a Christian network that combats human trafficking

Each year, thousands of people are deceived and sold into slavery as forced labourers, prostitutes or beggars. COATNET—Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings—is a network that links together many Christian groups which are fighting human trafficking. COATNET members work together across borders to:

  • Raise public awareness about trafficking in human beings;
  • Fight the root causes of vulnerability, such as poverty and lack of job alternatives;
  • Advocate for migration and economic policies that reduce the vulnerability of people to trafficking;
  • Advocate for better anti-trafficking laws that more effectively protect victims and punish traffickers;
  • Cooperate with authorities, churches, and relevant civil society actors to challenge the phenomenon of human trafficking;
  • Help trafficking survivors start a new life.
Sex trafficking Trafficking for begging
Trafficking for domestic servitude Trafficking for forced labour