The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
8 February- Mermorial of Saint Bakhita
On February 8, 2019 let’s turn on a light against the trafficking of persons, to celebrate the 5th edition of the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. In these years, gathering in prayer has facilitated collaborating and overcoming the boundaries within which we operate, dedicated to our projects that, although very important, could lead us to cut ourselves off from the others. The great tragedy of trafficking urges us to overcome every barrier to join forces and collaborate for the common good.
Human trafficking as a crime against humanity.
It is a true form of slavery, unfortunately, more and more widespread,
which concerns every country, even the most developed.
It is a reality which affects the most vulnerable in society:
women of all ages, children, the handicapped, the poorest,
and those who come from broken families and from difficult situations in society.
What is called for, then, is a shared sense of responsibility and firmer political will to gain victory on this front.
Responsibility is required towards those who have fallen victim to trafficking in order to protect their rights,
to guarantee their safety and that of their families, and to prevent the corrupt and criminals
from escaping justice and having the last word over the lives of others. (Pope Francis)
Join the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking,