International Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking, Feb. 8

Pontifical Council Announces International Day of Prayer Against Trafficking Will Be Celebrated Feb. 8, Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita Josephine Margaret Bakhita, F.D.C.C., was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Canossian Religious Sister in Italy, living and working there for 45 years. In 2000 she was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. She was born in about 1869 in the western Sudanese region of Darfur; in the village of Olgossa, west of Nyala and close to Mount … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Children are Gifts …

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GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

RESOLUTION APPROVED BY THIRD COMMITTEE CALLS FOR HIGH-LEVEL GENERAL ASSEMBLY 'AGAINST GRAVE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING' Also Hears Introduction of Texts on Eliminating Racism,Human Rights Council Report, International Drug Control The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today approved a draft resolution that would have the General Assembly hold a high-level meeting in 2013 to assess progress in the global community’s fight against the grave challenge of human … [Read more...]

Nigeria launches anti-human trafficking campaign

Nigeria launches anti-human trafficking campaign, as two Goodwill Ambassadors are named October 2012 - The Government of Nigeria, jointly with UNODC and the European Union, has launched a nationwide three-year anti-human trafficking campaign. Entitled "I am Priceless", the campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the reality, dangers and possible impact of irregular migration, as a consequence of either being smuggled or being a victim of trafficking in persons. UNODC also … [Read more...]

The Recovery of Human Trafficking Victims ~ Take Action!

HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS   Human trafficking victims may be able to recover if provided with appropriate social, medical, and mental health services from individuals and organizations experienced in human trafficking issues. Many human trafficking victims suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and co-morbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. They may likewise suffer from physical illnesses and injuries that require medical attention. Victims may have … [Read more...]

The ‘Whistleblower’ – real life story of post-war Bosnia

The film “The Whistleblower” was screened yesterday at the UN   The film "The Whistleblower" was screened yesterday at the UN followed by a panel discussion addressing the issue of sex trafficking in post-war Bosnia. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki and inspired by actual events the film tells the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, an American police officer who uncovers a scheme by contractors and peacekeepers paying for prostitutes and participating in sex-trafficking. … [Read more...]

Querétaro: the world’s first ‘Blue Heart City’

Querétaro: the world's first 'Blue Heart City'   September 2011 - In a move aimed at bolstering national efforts to combat and prevent human trafficking, Mexico became the first country in the world to adopt the UNODC-led Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking in April 2010. As an international symbol to promote the rights of human trafficking victims, the Blue Heart encourages officials, civil society and members of the public across the globe to take a stand against what is … [Read more...]

MYANMAR, Bride trafficking to China unveiled

MYANMAR: Bride trafficking to China unveiled BANGKOK, 2 June 2011 (IRIN) - Most cross-border human trafficking in Myanmar involves women tricked into travelling to China to get work, only to find a groom waiting for them on the other side. Thazin* was trafficked to China from Yangon and forced into marriage in 2008. Now 29 and back in Yangon, she told IRIN that one day she drank a cup of coffee spiked by an acquaintance, woke up in China and was soon married against her will. According … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Forced to Be Sex Slaves in Mexico

WOMEN of SPIRIT Forced to Be Sex Slaves in MEXICO Imagine being called “merchandise” and being forced into prostitution after you have been tricked into making the dangerous journey across Central America in the hope of a better life before being stopped en route in southern Mexico and forced to work for nothing. This was the nightmarish reality for migrants. When Patricia Villamil, the Honduran counsil in Mexico’s southern Chiapas state took on her job last November, she … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Hilton Sex Slaves

Massive hotel chain, Hilton, could be complicit in sex slavery and the rape trade. Hotels are key sites for this horrific trade but Hilton refuses to sign an international code of conduct on sex trafficking. Let's build a massive petition and deliver it to the Hilton CEO through ads in his home town papers: It's shocking. Hilton, one of the most renowned hotel chains in the world, could be complicit in child sexual exploitation, in their own facilities! Hotels are one of the primary places … [Read more...]

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