- May 15, 2021
The pandemic-related economic downturn, business closures, increase in global unemployment and reduced incomes have contributed to greater human trafficking of children, women, domestic workers and migrants without legal status.
England’s top Catholic prelate has welcomed reports of an investigation by the U.S. government into the labor practices at Boohoo, a UK online fashion retailer which sources from factories in Leicester.
Pope Francis on Monday joined survivors of human trafficking, religious sisters and cardinals in a day of prayer against modern day slavery, calling for a “courageous economy” with market rules that promote justice and bans human trafficking.
Organizers of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking are hosting a cross-continental “prayer marathon” Feb. 8 to pray for an economy free of exploited, trafficked persons.
Pope Francis encouraged people to put themselves in the shoes of victims of human trafficking.
As the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 marked its 20th year Oct. 28, the Catholic congressman who wrote it — and four other anti-trafficking laws in the intervening years — celebrated the historic legislation that holds every nation on the globe “to account on human trafficking matters.”
Archbishop Anthony Fisher and archdiocesan staff welcomed a commitment by the government of New South Wales to enact anti-slavery legislation passed by the Australian Parliament more than two years ago.
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.