Human trafficking and slavery constitute a “crime against humanity”. They violate the very essence and nature of human beings and their capacity to build flourishing relationships and communities that promote the common good.
Human trafficking is the modern-day term for slavery. Women, children and men are bought and sold, beaten, abused and sometimes killed as they are traded like commodities on the invisible trafficking markets across the world.
Members and partners of the Network of Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Humans (COATNET) from 33 organisations and countries met for three days in Paris to advance the fight against the heinous crime of Human Trafficking.
On the occasion of the 9th European Day against trafficking in human beings that will take place on October 18, 2015, the Collective "Together against Trafficking in Human Beings" composed by 25 associations in France, recalls the importance of this criminal phenomenon in our country and deplores the inadequacy of the means used by the ...
According to the recent UNODC global report, no country is immune to this crime as there are “at least 152 countries of origin and 124 countries of destination affected by trafficking in persons, and over 510 trafficking flows crossing the world”.
During the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Caritas Internationalis and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) hosted an event entitled “Trafficking in Persons in Crisis and Post-Crisis Settings”.
At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to all the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious leaders. In doing so, I pray for an end to wars, ...
The modern day slave trade is a fast growing industry in our globalized world and it affects some 30 million persons. This criminal 21 billion-dollar-a-year industry is entrenched in almost all the supply chains providing food, clothes, and electronics, to the world market.
The second international conference on human trafficking took place in Rome from 9-10 April 2014. Titled 'Church and Law Enforcement in Partnership', the conference had four aims: Prevention, Pastoral Care, Re-integration and Developing an International Network of Bishops’ Conferences and Law Enforcement agencies.
I’m in Madrid wearing a pair of skinny jeans that cost 16 euro. ‘Great buy!’ I thought when I got them last week. Now I’m at a trafficking meeting where people are discussing forced labour, I’m not so sure. Just who was it that made these jeans?
The anti-trafficking network COATNET will meet in Madrid next week to discuss trafficking for labour exploitation and domestic servitude. Moreover, members of the network will outline their common plan and collective actions for the coming years.
23.632 people were identified or presumed victims of trafficking in the EU over the 2008-2010 period. This is the most striking figure emerging from the first report on trafficking in human beings in Europe, published today by the European Commission. The report also highlights that the number of people being trafficked in and to the ...
The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, focused on the links between human trafficking and migration at a major international conference on combating trafficking and protecting victims in South East Europe.
More than 100 countries lost an opportunity to improve the fight against cross-border organized crime by failing to agree a new monitoring measure at a major international meeting last week, a United Nations agency said on Monday.
The Middle East represents one of the most sought-after and competitive labour markets in the world, with an estimated 10 million contract workers in the Gulf states alone – 70 per cent of whom are Asian.