The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Trafficking in Persons is on 8 February. To mark the day we look at exploitation on the South China Sea.
Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.
Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.
The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.
Caritas Internationalis spoke at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva(25 June 2015) within the scope of the Universal Period Review (EPU) of Spain.