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Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will co-organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria, from 5-7th September 2016, hosted by Caritas Nigeria.

The conference will gather  Caritas organisations, African bishops conferences and religious orders, Christian and other faiths organizations, NGOs, international organizations and anyone committed to fighting trafficking in Africa and beyond. Read media advisory on the conference.

Caritas works on preventing trafficking and helping victims in many parts of the world. CI coordinates the Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings Network (COATNET). Watch COATNET video

Child mothers, each a victim of either child marriage for dowry and or some other form of second trafficking are now giving themselves a second chance as students at the Mkaomoto Primary School in Msabaha. Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

Child mothers, each a victim of either child marriage for dowry and or some other form of trafficking are now giving themselves a second chance as students at the Mkaomoto Primary School in Msabaha, Kenya. Photo by Philip Laubner/CRS

 

KEY INFORMATION FOR THE CONFERENCE

Download the agenda

Media advisory

Final statement (EN,FR,ES)

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CARITAS THEMATIC PAPERS

Trafficking of children ( EN, FR, PR )

Trafficking for labour exploitation ( EN, FR, PR )

Trafficking for sexual exploitation ( EN, FR, PR )

Trafficking in crisis ( EN, FR, PR )

Trafficking in maritime industry ( EN, FR, PR )

CHURCH AND TRAFFICKING

Christian Commitment Paper of Caritas and PCMIP

Caritas urges increased protection for people trafficking war and emergencies on World Day of Trafficking in Persons.

Trafficking in Human Beings in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations (Read report by Secours Catholique-Caritas France).

Caritas Statement submitted for the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on Trafficking in Persons Protocol – October 2014

Caritas statement for the Forced Labour Committee of the 103rd International Labour Conference, May 2014

Caritas Lebanon’s trafficking in persons campaign (watch video)

Pope Francis Declaration against slavery 2013 with other Faith

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace 2015 message: No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters.