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A group of women and children guarded by security forces in Mucimboa da Praia of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province in early September 2023.

Catholic peace organization condemns sexual enslavement of Mozambican Christians

Sep 21, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

In an interview with ACI Africa, the director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute confirmed reports of a leaked Islamic... Read more

Sister Monica Chikwe, vice president, Slaves No More

Meet the Catholic nuns leading the fight against human trafficking

Oct 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

When a 26-year-old Nigerian girl was first forced out on the streets of Italy by her traffickers, she was told:... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Jan. 31, 2018.

Pope Francis calls human trafficking 'a crime against humanity'

Apr 11, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Thursday that human trafficking is, “without doubt,” a crime against humanity for its violation of human dignity... Read more


To stop human trafficking, look at root causes, survivor says

Oct 27, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Helping the victims of human trafficking is not enough – we must go to the root to solve the problem,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 30, 2016.

Victims always come first, Pope tells trafficking summit

Jun 4, 2016

Pope Francis asked judges, prosecutors and magistrates gathered at the Vatican for a summit on human trafficking this week to... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience address in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Jan. 28, 2015.

To fight human trafficking – one of Pope Francis' core commitments

Jul 16, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

An upcoming conference being held at the Vatican examining the link between climate change and human trafficking is a reflection... Read more

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Sunday will be the first International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking

Feb 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has organized the first-ever international day of prayer and reflection against human trafficking, in hopes that the world... Read more

Rep Chris Smith (Center) listens during an Helsinki Commission hearing on sex trafficking and abuse of children, October 4, 2012.

Lawmaker calls for concrete action to fight modern slave trade

Jun 12, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A U.S. congressman urged the international community to train transportation employees to identify and fight human trafficking situations, as well... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Congressman calls attention to human trafficking in US

May 6, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

In a recent Virginia forum, U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) highlighted the largely unknown problem of human trafficking within the... Read more