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Caritas and Human Trafficking



Caritas is committed to the fight against the sale of children, women and men into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers. It is part of the COATNET network which fights against human trafficking.

Members of COATNET—Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings—work together across borders to raise awareness about trafficking and to assist victims. COATNET fights the root causes, such as poverty and the lack of opportunity, while advocating for laws to protect victims, punish perpetrators and secure decent working conditions.

COATNET helps trafficking survivors start new lives.Click here for the COATNET website

Find out how you, your organisation and your community can work fight modern day slavery by reading COATNET’s Christian Commitment to Stop Trafficking.

CARITAS UPDATES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • Shelter for migrants in Mexico

Shelter for migrants in Mexico

  • 17 February 2016
With the voyage of Pope Francis to the Mexican border with the US, there is increased focus on migration and the impact on poor and vulnerable families.
  • Hope with Caritas after escaping from trafficking

Hope with Caritas after escaping from trafficking

  • 5 February 2016
Caritas Nigeria has been encouraging parish priests to undertake awareness creation activities on the ills and dangers of human trafficking across 18 dioceses in Nigeria through strategic messaging on prevention.
  • Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

  • 2 February 2016
We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.