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Youth gathering in Ghana commits to act against trafficking in persons

“If you will act and I will act, trafficking will be stopped” (theme song of the gathering) APT Co-ordinator, Geraldine MacCarthy tells us: I have just received the report of...

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Trafficking and Prostitution in Ireland

A recent article by Katherine Holmquist in Irish Times 4 May 2013 asserts that it is impossible to separate trafficking and prostitution. ‘I had a good job as the administrator...

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Launch of Rachel Moran’s new book “Paid for – My Journey through Prostitution”

  Posted by Catherine Dunne The launch of Rachel Moran’s book in Dublin on 18th April  drew a very large gathering of people from various alliances and associations. The book...

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SENEGAL: IOM Leads Rescue Operation of Trafficked Children

  DAKAR, April 02, 2013 (CISA) – The Kenya based news agency CISA reports from Dakar, Senegal that the International Organization of Migration (IOM) Senegal is organizing the return and family...

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Trafficking and the Quest for the Living God

Reading Elizabeth Johnson’s Quest for the Living God, chapter 3, The Crucified God of Compassion, where she writes of the Holocaust, reminds me of all the children who are trafficked. I think...

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Our Patron Saints and Slavery

by Sile McGowan As the feast of St. Patrick is with us I go back to his writings and biographies. It occurred to me this year that he qualifies for...

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Pope Francis condemns Human Trafficking

A comment from Donal Dorr Like millions of others I have been delighted to read of the very special care and concern which Pope Francis showed for poor or marginalized...

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Legitimate Business Women?

by Catherine Dunne A recent article in the Sunday Independent Magazine (Feb 24) opens the debate so frequently heard against criminalizing the buyers of sexual services. Norma Costello tries to...

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I was a stranger and you welcomed me

World Day of Prayer 2013 – MEDITATION from Sile McGowan, (based on prayer prepared by women of France) Fáilte! Welcome! Bienvenue! Every nation has a word or phrase like this. It’s...

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Africa: Church Urged to Fight Human Trafficking

NAIROBI, February 19, 2013 The Catholic Church in Africa has been challenged to intensify its ‘war’ against human trafficking. Sister Maggi Kennedy of Missionaries of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA) congregation,...

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