Journeying in Dignity
“Journeying in dignity” is the theme of the 2023 International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. This day is observed on 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita.
In 2022 events such as armed conflicts, generalized violence, and climate-environmental and economic crises caused instability in our world. Consequently the number of people at risk of or suffering the violence of human trafficking has increased. Those attempting to flee in hope of safety or employment find themselves at the mercy of inadequate laws to protect migrants and more easily become entangled in the webs woven by traffickers.
In addition, traffickers have increased their use of information technology for recruitment and exploitation, luring victims on social media and posting false job ads on the Internet. Read more…
ACRATH has a number of resources available to assist you in marking this day. They can be accessed here.