Tunde Blessing, a 24-year-old woman from Nigeria’s Edo State, was lured to Libya with false promises of work opportunities in Italy.
On any given day millions of people worldwide are victims of trafficking, forced labor, and sexual exploitation.
The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja is facilitating an advocacy initiative aimed at countering the vice of human trafficking in the West African nation.
There is need for “tight networking” that involves the sharing of information among stakeholders to bring an end to human trafficking, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
His remark came on the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking.
The ex-slave’s feast day is celebrated on Feb. 8.
When all your efforts feel futile and empty, Jesus wants to be close to you, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
The sculpture will be in St. Peter's Square for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking on February 8.
When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told: “You have to start smiling.”
Religious leaders from West and Central Africa have jointly declared to use their positions in the society to end slavery and human trafficking, which have been said to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, with traffickers “preying on the vulnerable.”
Members of the Clergy, Religious, and Laity who took part in a recent conference in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, vowed to do all it takes to strengthen existing networks and build new connections to tackle the problem of human trafficking in the West African region.
Pope Francis has asked people to pray Monday for every person who is currently a victim of human trafficking.
Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home.
The Federal Government of Nigeria through the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) is seeking to partner with the Catholic Church in the West African country in view of fighting “against trafficking and rape of persons,” an official in Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Abuja has announced in a report.
Bishops from nine countries in Southern Africa have, under their umbrella body of the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA), expressed their commitment to fighting human trafficking in the region.
Pope Francis appealed Sunday for the protection of women and children fleeing violence in northwestern Syria as more than half a million people have been displaced in two months.
A group of around 50 women judges and prosecutors engaged in the fight against human trafficking and organized crime in Africa is meeting at the Vatican this week.
The just concluded Nairobi convention on the challenge of human trafficking has tasked the local Churches in Africa under their umbrella bodies, that is, Conferences of Catholic Bishops, to spearhead the plans of action, which the meeting resolved and outlined in 26 recommendations.
The African regional conference on human trafficking held in Kenya’s capital Nairobi opened with the recognition for multi-agency working in fighting against the vice of the trade of humans, Catholic Church leaders calling for collaboration.
In a situation where cases of human trade for purposes such as sexual slavery, forced labour and other forms of human exploitation for commercial gain are on the rise in Mozambique, the Catholic Bishops in the Southern Africa country are encouraging various stakeholders to work toward preventing and supporting victims of human trafficking.