1/1/15 - "No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters" - Pope Francis on the World Day of Peace Learn more more

18/11/14 - Webcast “Child migrants: their rights, our duty” organized by Caritas and Vatican Radio. Learn more

12/9/14 - Statement of Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi at the 27th Session of the Human Rights Council Read more


Commitment on combating human trafficking
Advocacy paper
Narrative Report 2013
Statement to FLC - ILO 2014
Statement for SR report on prevention
Statement to COP7 - 8/Oct/2014

From our affiliates
Caritas India - International domestic workers day
Caritas Spain: Guide for Students “Awareness raising about trafficking for sexual exploitation
Sri Lanka: Child Policy
Welcome to COATNET

COATNET is a Christian network that combats human trafficking

Each year, thousands of people are deceived and sold into slavery as forced labourers, prostitutes or beggars. COATNET—Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings—is a network that links together many Christian groups which are fighting human trafficking. COATNET members work together across borders to:

  • Raise public awareness about trafficking in human beings;
  • Fight the root causes of vulnerability, such as poverty and lack of job alternatives;
  • Advocate for migration and economic policies that reduce the vulnerability of people to trafficking;
  • Advocate for better anti-trafficking laws that more effectively protect victims and punish traffickers;
  • Cooperate with authorities, churches, and relevant civil society actors to challenge the phenomenon of human trafficking;
  • Help trafficking survivors start a new life.
Sex trafficking Trafficking for begging
Trafficking for domestic servitude Trafficking for forced labour