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Documents on Human Trafficking

Slavery in the New Testament and Human Trafficking today

In the New Testament, Slavery is unseen or side-stepped in translation. Similarly, modern human slavery is unseen and not named for what it is.  We are invited to discover that a “genuinely subversive consciousness,” which challenges and empowers us to confront the reality of slavery today, can be identified in the story of radical Jesus who washed his disciples’ feet. Footwashing is central to John’s Supper. Many questions arise for us today. What does it mean “to be the eyes and ears of our communities” in our world today as followers of the One, imaged as subverting contemptible slavery, around which the world of his time was organised?  “The “world” with which we are concerned is the good world to which we are missioned, the evil world which we confront, and the alternative world” we are called into with Jesus in the ongoing creation of finishing the works of God. All have a role to play in bringing modern human slavery to an end. Read more.

Thousands of children work in African gold mines

A reef of gold is buried in some of the world’s poorest countries. Where the ore is rich, industrial mines carve it out. Where it is not, the poor sift the earth. These hard-working miners include many thousands of children. They work long hours at often dangerous jobs in hundreds of primitive mines scattered through the West African bush. Read more. 

Talitha Kum Formation Manual

For women religious active in the prevention of human trafficking and assisting its victims.
Part One – Understanding human trafficking: the stage, the juridical framework, the added value of the involvement of women religious.
Part two – Methodology: prevention, victims protection and basics of helping relationships empowerment and burn-out; the Talitha Kum network. Read more.


Trafficking in women and children 
This kit provides an overview of some of the main issues regarding trafficking in women and children and outlines possible strategies for religious congregations to netork together and with others to combat trafficking. Read more.

Commitmentt of the church in the fight against human trafficking
Conference of Mgr. Bernardito Auza on the reality of human trafficking. He presents data,  statistics, concrete cases, goes to the causes of this evil and mentions the many interventions of the last popes towards human trafficking, and encourages to manifest the christian faith actively in deeds by fighting against this plague. Re

200-enfants-domestiquesChild slavery explained in 1 page.
Short document with information on the reality of child trafficking in todays world, the different forms of this child abuse and its consequences.
It also presents some data of African child working in different fields.

200-enfants-au-travailList of goods produced by child labour or forced labour.
By the Bureau of International Labor Affairs US Department of Labor.
Report on the conditions on which millions of children work to produce « cheap goods » for the consumption market. The conditions of work are such that their health and their growth are in danger.  Children ages 5 to 17 work in
granite quarries in Burkina Faso,  “harvest” sand in Kenya, mine gold in Nigeria, Sudan and Uganda, fish in Senegal and produce quantity of goods for consumption.  List of good produced by child labour or forced labour.