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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 July All day

“On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Catholic Social Justice Series paper no 79 Human Trafficking and Slavery, A Response from Australian Catholics comes out of the work of ACRATH, the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. It reminds us that human trafficking and similar forms of exploitation affect every country on earth. They flourish because of society’s greed for cheap goods and services, and because it is so easy to forget that those who meet these needs are human beings with their own innate God-given dignity. Deliverance from slavery is one of the great themes that run through Scriptures.