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International Day against human trafficking marked in Manila
Some 40 million people are victims each year, including about 150,000 Filipinos. Catholics work closely with government agencies. For Mgr Ruperto Cruz Santos, education, outreach, and policy programmes are among their priorities.
06/11/2017 11:56:00 PHILIPPINES
Manila, Nun campaigns against Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking is a profitable business, involving a large network of organized crime associations. Women and children in indigenous communities and remote areas are the most vulnerable. The experience of the Visayan Forum Foundation and Sister Cecil Espenilla's commitment to fighting the phenomenon.
24/07/2017 14:13:00 PHILIPPINES
Human Trafficking in Asia: women of different religions mobilise
For the first time, the role of women is highlighted as a key to prevent the new slave trade. Nearly 45 million people are victim of trafficking all over the world, nearly two thirds in Asia. For Sister Cecilian Espenilla of Talitha Kum, an organisation of Catholic women, modern slavery is opposed by all religious traditions. It is a crime against humanity and a serious offense against God.
Children sold as slaves in rich Guangdong
A newspaper denounces a genuine criminal network for entrapping minors with promises of good jobs, and "renting them out" as slaves to the factories. With no fear of checks by lax authorities.
24/06/2016 13:39:00 PHILIPPINES
Trafficking in human beings "is the cruelest of crimes. But it should not be punished with execution"
The president of the Filipino bishops' Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People, Msgr. Ruperto Santos, responds to the new government that wants to include human trafficking in the list of crimes punishable with death. Trafficking "is a barbaric act that violates the very nature of man. But it is fought with serious investigation and severe punishment, up to life imprisonment. No man can kill another man in the name of the law".
Human-trafficking, Thailand again between the worst countries in the world
U.S. Department of State 2014 Report downgrade the Asian country, which last year showed some improvements. According to the file, those efforts where "insufficient" given the size of the problem and the involvement of corrupt Thai civilians and "connivance" of military officials.
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