Caritas statement on human trafficking
Caritas around the world runs anti-trafficking campaigns focusing on helping women and girls.
Sanumaya Tamang and Sani Tam-ang were both 16 when they were taken to brothels in India. More than 10,000 women and children form Nepal are trafficked into India every year. Internal conflict, poverty, illiteracy and unemployment in Nepal are the root causes of the problem.
In India, Caritas is working with authorities to toughen government boarder controls to shut down the activity.
Caritas strongly condemns trafficking as a criminal act that violates basic human rights.
RESOURCESRapport annuel 2010Le travail de Caritas : les femmes et les migrationsDescription de l'equipe Migration calendar 2011 Engagement dans la lutte contre la traite des personnes Déclaration de Caritas Internationalis pour la Consultation annuelle 2010 du HCR avec les ONG Women and migration on Caritas BlogAdvocacy Paper for COATNET affiliatesDéclaration du Forum mondial sur les migrations et le développement (FMMD)
NEWSCOATNET statement HRC 2010Report on prevention of human traffickingCOATNET statement for the European Antitrday
FEATURES Women and Migration: an Overview Pope Benedict XVI for young migrants Caritas Internationalis contribution to the UN on International migration Women and trafficking Caritas statement on human trafficking Root causes of Human Trafficking Religious orders and Caritas condemn global slavery of human trafficking Church teaching on trafficking COATNET Key Caritas partners on Women and Migration