- Sep 24, 2020
ROSARIO, Argentina — Experts from around the world gathered online Friday to talk about the scope of human trafficking in Latin America, and to share best practices to prevent modern-day slavery that currently affects some 45 million people from the United States to Thailand. Ilva Myriam Hoyos Castañeda, a lawyer
As Chinese central authorities tighten their grip on Hong Kong and as the world continues to hear news of the alleged repression of the country’s Uighur Muslim population, Pope Francis is the target of increasing pressure over his hesitancy to speak out.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher says it’s “disgraceful and dishonorable” that the Australian state of New South Wales has failed to enact a law against modern slavery passed in 2018.
With the objective of giving more visibility to the increased violence against those who defend social and environmental rights, Brazil’s Catholic Church has launched the “Life by a Thread” campaign.
As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, they must also work harder to protect victims of human trafficking, said the Vatican-based international network of Catholic charities.
Addressing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a Vatican representative said the protection of rights and human dignity is not exclusive to the wealthy but also to the most vulnerable, especially victims of human trafficking.