Friends, as every July 30, we join the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (United Nations initiative), because “we affirm the dignity and rights of all people and denounce human trafficking and the economic and social systems that promote it.” (CCVI Corporate Stance, 2015).
Tag: Human Trafficking
Last week, on January 31st, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, represented by the Congregational JPIC Office and sisters from El Puente Ministry, participated in the 3rd annual Sex Trafficking Awareness Day in Jefferson City at the State Capitol.
On Sunday, July 30th, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word held a public prayer vigil for victims of human trafficking in their Chapel of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX.
She was kidnapped when she was nine years old; she was sold as a slave and taken to the city of El Obeid, in Sudan. Her back was a canvas where humiliation and maltreatment were engraved: more than one hundred cuts that were covered with salt and that left permanent scars and a very sad memory of the first years of her life.
It is incredible that human trafficking continues to be an invisible tragedy, in spite of the obvious consequences: every year between 700 thousand and four million people are victims around the world. Even though these figures are very variable, even the most conservative figures are alarming.
As a Congregation, our Corporate Posture regarding human trafficking is calling us to work with decisiveness in the defense of human dignity. Our Sister Katty Huanuco, CCVI, gives us a calling to be attentive to this crime which is also present in social networks and in the internet as a means to attract people.