World Day of Prayer
Pope Francis has designated 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking following a request from Talitha Kum, the worldwide Network of Consecrated Life Against Human Trafficking. Josephine Bakhita was born in Southern Sudan in 1869, and during her life experienced kidnapping and slavery in both Sudan and Italy. After gaining her freedom Josephine Bakhita dedicated her life to sharing her story and to supporting the poor and suffering. She eventually became a Canossian Sister and was canonised in 2000.
ACRATH invites you to use the following resources to participate in this event and so help to bring about an end to human trafficking and slavery.
Resources prepared by Talitha Kum
(The International Network Against Human Trafficking)
The Power of care – women, economy and human trafficking is the theme for the 8th world Day of Prayer and Reflection against human trafficking, on 8th of February, 2002.
The theme’s choice continues the previous year’s, where we began to reflect on the connection between the economy and human trafficking. The 2022 edition proposes to focus on women. They are, in fact, the most affected by the violence of trafficking. At the same time, they have a fundamental and important role in the process of transforming the economy of exploitation into one of care.
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