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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
On July 30, we observe the World Day against Trafficking in Persons—a day to recommit ourselves to anti-trafficking efforts, to pray for the 40.3 million trafficking victims, and to honor the survivors of modern-day slavery.
“Committed to the Cause – Working on the Frontline to End Human Trafficking” The 2020 theme for the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons will focus on the first responders to human trafficking. These are the people who work in different sectors – identifying, supporting, counselling and seeking justice for victims of trafficking, and challenging the impunity of the traffickers.
During the COVID-19 crisis, the essential role of first responders has become even more important. Particularly as the restrictions imposed by the pandemic have made their work even more difficult. Still, their contribution is often overlooked and unrecognized.
Through stories from first responders describing their practical work in assisting victims UNODC intends to spotlight their contribution and that of their function, institution, organization, team or community and its impact on fighting trafficking.
Resources
USCCB’s Justice for Immigrants and its Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking along with US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking will host a webinar to commemorate the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, July 30th at 1pm ET / 10am PT. Participants will hear directly from local and national Catholic organizations about their work to combat forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation domestically and abroad.
Click here to register: www.bit.ly/WDATrafficking

Visit the Justice Prayers for a Prayer to End Human Trafficking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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