08 Feb International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking
Feb. 8 is “International Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking” that was announced by Pope Francis. There are millions of poor and vulnerable people around the world who are systematically being trafficked and manipulated. And almost one third of the victims are under age of 18. The victims of human trafficking are exposed to sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced marriage, illegal adoption, forced labor, organ trafficking and criminal practices while being deeply wounded in body and mind.
Talitha Kum, the worldwide network of consecrated life (UISG) has been fighting against human trafficking in collaboration with other several organizations. Talitha Kum is promoting this year’s event with the slogan, “They are just children! Not slaves!” Our JPIC office is a member of the Committee. Here are some materials with information on the issue of human trafficking. We hope this will encourage a lot of participation and solidarity.