The Pastoral Orientations are offered to Catholic dioceses, parishes and religious congregations, schools and universities on the issue of human trafficking. They are for planning and evaluating practical pastoral engagement as well as advocacy and dialogue. Key points are also offered for homilies, education and media.
A belief in human dignity, a dedication to end injustice, and a commitment to care for the marginalized are core principles that unite all communities of faith. These principles are also essential in effecting change to end violence, exploitation and human trafficking.
Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Routes, IOM publication 2017. Over the past years, public attention has gradually turned to the experiences of migrants along the precarious Mediterranean routes to Europe..
Caritas Internationalis strongly condemns all forms of slavery, forced labour and human trafficking. Such practices of abuse are recurrent in contexts of crisis and weak governance. They are unacceptable and a crime against humanity wherever they happen.
COATNET statement for “A Human Rights Approach to Combating Human Trafficking: Challenges and Opportunities. Implementing the Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking”.
This paper outlines global issues of concern for the affiliates of COATNET and the persons they serve. It is complementary to the national advocacy efforts of every organization: messages contained in this document can be adapted to the specific national context or for a specific campaign.
Combating trafficking in human beings is of relevance to the principle of human dignity, to the fight against poverty and to the promotion and defence of human rights. All these elements are at the very heart of the mission and work of Caritas.