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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
Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis
Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who now make up an astonishing half of the world’s total refugees.
Jimmy Lopez, 24, was trafficked after he left his family in Honduras to go to the United States. His story reminds us of the vulnerability of child migrants to human trafficking, and the need to protect them and their rights.
Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking on 8th February.
Caritas respects fundamental right of people to migrate to improve their lives or because of instability.