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Oct, Bishop Kevin Doran publishes video message on CatholicBishops Twitter This Sunday, 7 Octoberthe Church in Ireland marks the Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition.
Printed copies of the Day for Life pastoral message will be circulated at parish Masses throughout the country over this weekend. The message also highlights the work of the Santa Marta Group, which works internationally to bring the Catholic Church and law enforcement agencies together to eradicate slavery.
A special web feature is available on www. I was so impressed by his fine clothes and his confidence. Victor suggested going together to London — he said he had friends there and a job for me, cleaning in a hair salon. I was so excited. Victor traveled ahead and I was to follow him.
I had never heard of this place but thought it was just another stop-over on my way to London. Victor had arranged for someone to meet me. This man took me in his car. But we did not go to Victor, or to the hair salon, or to London. He took me to a brothel. I have been here ever since. Names have been changed to protect identities.
But many people do not have life to the full. People are not commodities to be traded ruthlessly for criminal profit.
Indeed, this is something that is happening in communities across our country, not just in our big cities. Nor is this a problem confined to immigrant communities, it is affecting our own citizens too.
Trafficking is a growing problem and the UN estimates that over 40 million people worldwide are in slavery. In Ireland each year the victims of trafficking is approaching Irish people are also trafficked in the UK where it is estimated that the total number of victims each year is over 13, from all countries.
Criminals exploit some of the most vulnerable and desperate people. We can act together to stop this. It is a crime hidden in plain sight. It is difficult to investigate, and the police need our help to identify and stop the traffickers and rescue and support the victims.
How can we help? The Catholic community can make a real difference to help solve this problem — to help victims find freedom and live life to the full. There are many organisations working to put a stop to human trafficking and modern slavery.
One of these, the Santa Marta Group, works internationally to bring the Catholic Church and law enforcement agencies together to eradicate slavery. To read more visit www. A Diocese or local Church community can effect real change for trafficked people.
It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. We encourage you to deepen your understanding of Catholic Social Teaching on this important question by exploring the material we have for you on www.
Ruhama is involved in advocacy and assists women affected by prostitution including victims of sex trafficking. Sincethe following themes have been chosen to celebrate the annual Day for Life: Proclaiming the Gospel of Life Life is for Living — A Reflection on suicide Cherishing the Evening of Life The theme for this year’s Day for Life is focused on human trafficking and modern slavery.
Printed copies of the Day for Life pastoral message will be circulated at parish Masses throughout the country over this weekend. Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit.
In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. A pioneering Ethiopian lawyer and academic is hoping to turn the spotlight on his country and raise awareness about human trafficking.
Jan 22, · Watch video · Modern-day slavery a multi-billion dollar business. Modern-day slavery is a global industry making billions of dollars a year, and legitimate businesses have been enrolled in the fight against the.
Victims of human trafficking need support to safely rebuild their lives.
Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is named as the agency responsible for helping human trafficking victims get the benefits and services they need.
Girls, Human Trafficking, And Modern Slavery In America. called for the end of modern day slavery. The president’s historical speech delivered at the Clinton Global Initiative, called for.