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Human trafficking - Latest News

Jan 22, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis has written the preface to a biography of a human trafficking victim in which he decries the men who sustain the “reprehensible” trade by their choices.
Jan 11, 2021 - 01:49 pm .- Catholic leaders spoke out against human trafficking on Monday, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Oct 30, 2020 - 09:40 am .- Two decades after the enactment of a landmark anti-trafficking law, the threat has evolved during the current pandemic—and so too, must the response, says the congressman who wrote the law.
Sep 24, 2020 - 12:48 am .- The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with forced labor in Uyghur Muslim internment camps in China’s Xinjiang region.
Jul 30, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The U.S. bishops have urged Catholics to pray for the victims of human trafficking Thursday, as the United Nations again designated July 30 as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.
Jul 24, 2020 - 08:30 am .- The dignity and rights of trafficking victims requires the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week.
Jun 26, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Ireland received its lowest rating ever by the U.S. State Department for its efforts to combat human trafficking, in the agency’s annual trafficking report released on Thursday.
Apr 29, 2020 - 02:49 pm .- While much of the world’s intelligence forces are focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, human trafficking victims are at risk of being overlooked, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) told a European security organization this week.  
Feb 21, 2020 - 11:26 am .- Underage pornography and trafficking videos have been found on the online pornography platform PornHub.
Feb 9, 2020 - 06:15 am .- Pope Francis appealed Sunday for the protection of women and children fleeing violence in northwestern Syria as more than half a million people have been displaced in two months.
Jan 31, 2020 - 07:30 am .- A new partnership is aiming to expand training for medical professionals on how to identify and assist victims of human trafficking. 
Jan 28, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao launched the "100 Pledges in 100 Days” initiative Tuesday to increase the number of transportation companies training their employees to recognize cases of human trafficking.
Oct 26, 2019 - 06:01 am .- In the wake of the discovery of the bodies of eight women and 31 men inside a semi trailer in eastern England on Wednesday, Catholics are calling for prayers for the victims and their families, as well as safer means for immigrants and asylum seekers in Europe.
Oct 11, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The owners and two employees of two related pornography websites were charged in federal court with sex trafficking on Thursday, Oct. 10. 
Sep 30, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A religious sister with the Missionaries of Charity has been released on bail 25 months after her arrest. She is accused of cooperating with the sale of a child from a home for unwed mothers, although her supporter argue that she was coerced into confessing.
Sep 26, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Chinese government is harvesting organs from religious and ethnic minorities, a human rights organization told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday. 
Aug 1, 2019 - 02:57 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Mexico encouraged the faithful in the country not to become indifferent to the suffering of human trafficking victims, but to take action to fight corruption and exploitation.
Jul 2, 2019 - 12:22 am .- A recent conference in Zimbabwe encouraged government officials, church leaders and academics to work together to fight human trafficking.
Jul 1, 2019 - 03:48 am .- Human trafficking is “happening closer to us than we think,” and Catholic groups are increasingly committed to fighting it through advocacy, prayer and action, global anti-trafficking leader Sister Gabriella Bottani, S.M.C., has said.
Jun 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Human trafficking survivors shared their stories of abuse and oppression before an audience on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, kicking off a day of education and advocacy in the U.S. Congress.

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