Human trafficking: a crime against humanity

Sr Noelene Simmons SM: awareness-raising in Australia's national capital.
Australian Marist Sister,  Noelene Simmons , locates human trafficking close to home. She writes...  Did you know that millions of women, men, boys and girls are trafficked each year into situations such as domestic servitude, forced labour, sexual exploitation, organ harvesting, force marriage and child slavery? Many people believe that slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century but unfortunately that is not the case. Slavery today does not involve physical but psychological chains as people are convinced they, or their families, will be harmed if they escape. Pope Francis has referred to human trafficking as "a crime against humanity". In 2015 he proclaimed the feast of St J...
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