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Catholics, Anglicans, Muslims unite against human trafficking

According to the Vatican Information Service (www.vis.va) on March 17 an unprecedented interfaith agreement was reached to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking across the world by 2020. It is a...

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Letter to my Mother in Africa

Tradition tells us that Saint Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland, was sold as a slave at the age of sixteen and worked as a shepherd until his escape at the...

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Mallow School Run Feb 23 2014

Sunday the 23rd of February, 2014 was a historic day for Mallow as  the Young Social Innovators class at St Mary’s Secondary School, hosted Mallow’s first ever Colour Run. It...

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Lenten Campaign against Trafficking

The theme of Fraternity and Human Trafficking has been chosen by the National Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Brazil for 2014. The motto that has been chosen is “It is for freedom that...

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Shocked and moved at personal account

Written by Donal Dorr A very moving account of the reality of prostitution was given by Ms Mia de Faoite at the  conference in the Osbourne Centre at the National...

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SUGGESTION ABOUT HOW TO COMBAT TRAFFICKING

An interesting and helpful suggestion about how to combat trafficking for sexual exploitation has come recently from South Africa. What follows is a slight adaptation of that suggestion. A law...

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Restricting the right to say ‘yes’

In the Irish Times of 28 December Fionola Meredith published an opinion piece in which she put forward a very strong critique of the ‘Turn Off the Red Light’ (TORL)...

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What if…?

APT member, Eilis Coe, reflects on what it would really mean for victims of trafficking if our Christmas Light was truly the Lamb of God? As our days become shorter...

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Shocking abuse reported in UK

by Donal Dorr The Sunday Times magazine for 15 December 2013 has a truly horrifying story about trafficking of people—mainly teenage girls—into Britain from Vietnam, China, Nigeria, and other countries....

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Factors Common to HIV/AIDS and Human Trafficking

Speaking at the annual event marking World AIDS Day, organized by Trocaire and the Faculty of Theology at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Maura O’Donohue spoke of the common factors she...

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