UN Global Report on Trafficking 2014

Every year the United Nations issues a ‘Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.’ The Report for 2014 gives us some rather shocking figures. 70% of those who are trafficked are women and girls. As we know, people are trafficked for various reasons, including forced labour and organ removal. But the main reason why people are […]

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WATCH LIVE: Declaration to End Slavery

Pope Francis and leaders of the world’s largest faiths are gathering in the Vatican today. Committed to the dignity and freedom that is the birthright of all humankind, Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders will sign a Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of […]

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Reflections on Anti-Trafficking Youth Symposium

On the weekend of November 15th, I had the privilege of taking part in the Youth Symposium on Human Trafficking at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican. This was a unique gathering of young people from all over the world, of different faiths and backgrounds, to share ideas and experiences of working […]

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We Need Action by Men

It is a great pity that it is women who form the great majority of the campaigners on the issue of trafficking for sexual exploitation—though we must be of course grateful that a relatively small number of committed men also take up this issue. The reality is that the core of the issue is the […]

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