human trafficking

Sexual Exploitation and new born child trafficking

Sexual exploitation could be referred to as the abuse or unfair treatment of people (especially females) because of their sex. It is a situation where a person is considered for their sexual attraction, without taking into consideration their human dignity. Trafficking for sexual exploitation therefore relates to the recruiting, harbouring, enticing, transporting, providing, obtaining or…

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Trafficking in the maritime world

The maritime world is a globalized one. Commercial shipping transports 90% of the goods produced in the world by loading it on thousands of vessels that criss-cross every possible ocean, sea or river. These vessels are managed by a workforce of 1.2 million seafarers of all races, nationalities and religions. In 2010, the fisheries sector…

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Trafficking in crisis situations

Every year millions of women, men and children leave their homes and their countries. While some people move voluntarily in search of better opportunities, in many cases migration is forced, as people flee natural disasters, civil unrest, violent conflicts, persecution, human rights violations or poverty. Trafficking and exploitation of people in these emergency situations, and…

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Human Trafficking, the new form of slavery

Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to forced labour and sexual exploitation, debt bondage or other forms of servitude. It is also first and foremost a crime. According to ILO estimates, there are at least 2.4 million trafficked…

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Christian Commitment against Human Trafficking

Each year, thousands of people are deceived and sold into slavery as forced laborers, prostitutes or beggars, in other words become victims of human trafficking. What the Church can do. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. It involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to forced…

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Human Trafficking – The silent epidemic

  Human trafficking is the world’s biggest money earner after drugs and small arms. The US Government’s yearly report Trafficking in Persons (TIP) estimates that in 2012, 32 billion US Dollars were made out of the innocent blood of 800,000 humans who were trafficked within or across international boundaries – half of whom were children.…

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Israel – Trafficking in the Sinai

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  Azezet Habtezghi, known to all as Aziza, is a Comboni missionary sister from Eritrea. She is a nurse and has extensive knowledge of languages from the Horn of Africa. Because of that, the NGO Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-I) assigned her the responsibility of a ground-breaking research project on the human trafficking in the…

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Kenya – Trafficking is a reality

Two young women hoping for a job answered a newspaper advert and went to Nairobi for the interview. They were never seen again. Two years on no one knows where they are. Are they alive or dead? This is the sad story of many Kamba women. The Kamba people are talented artists, industrious workers and…

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Human Trafficking – The house of Isoke

  Isoke Aikpitanyi is one of the many victims of human trafficking. She was able to run away from a world of abuse, and now spends her energy to work for other victims. She has become well known in Italy for her courage to denounce perpetrators and the awareness campaigns she runs. She wrote to…

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Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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