Tag Archives: Trafficking

Putting an End to Modern Slavery

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a United Nations agency dealing specifically with labour issues, standards, social protection, and work justice for all. In 2014, the International Labour Conference adopted a new protocol that confirmed the obligations under Convention No. 29, a convention adopted in 1930 to prohibit the use of forced labour. The ILO […]

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International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of exploitation whether it be forced labour, sexual exploitation, or organ extraction. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), dedicated to drug control and crime prevention, states that human trafficking is made up of three elements; the act, the means, and the purpose. […]

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Human Trafficking Advocacy Efforts in New York

“Get an education and a better future. We can live happily ever after. See the world and earn good money. Holiday work: meet new people and good pay.” Do any of these offers sound enticing? Thousands of people around the world are offered opportunities like these every day —only to be tricked and exploited by traffickers. […]

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Trafficking in the Philippines

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has expressed concerns that the global economic slump, which is causing increased joblessness, could see an increase in human trafficking. This is particularly the case in the Philippines. Traffickers are taking advantage of joblessness. There is no official government data on trafficking but Visayan Forum, a […]

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Major funding helps work against trafficking

The following article was recently posted on the Catholic Religious Australia website. CRA is the peak body representing all Religious Congregations in Australia:- Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) has received a $250,000 windfall from the Federal Government by being named as one of four NGOs to share $1 million to support their […]

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Combatting Human Trafficking

Right now Franciscans International is hosting a week-long training session for people involved in the prevention of trafficking around the world. Coincidentally, the United Nations itself hosted at thematic event on the issue in New York. Two Irish religious sisters are attending the event, Sr. Mary Mangan SHJM and Sr. Mary Ryan RSM, both representing […]

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