Project Updates

Report from Institute of Our Lady of Mercy (UK)

Opposing Human Trafficking

This activity/involvement is mostly undertaken in or through women@thewell (w@w), which whilst being an independent charity was initially seed funded by IOLM and continues to get considerable support from them both as direct financial funding and through the rent free use and upkeep the building, additionally IOLM are involved at all levels in the mission i.e. governance/trusteeship, staffing

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Update on Anti-Trafficking work at Mercy Global Action at the UN - May, 2017

Opposing Human Trafficking

Mercy Global Action at the UN has engaged in the following: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) The priority theme for CSW61 in March 2017 was Womenüs economic empowerment in the changing world of work. MGA at the UN prepared a written statement with The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Joint Written Statement to the UN Commis

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Report on Trafficking in Persons – South Africa – January 2017 – May 2017

Opposing Human Trafficking

The following activities have taken place this year: 1. The NICTIP (National Inter- Sectoral Committee for Trafficking In Persons) has not yet finalized the draft National Policy Framework on Combating of Trafficking in Persons. The meeting of the committee, which will take place next week, will try to get the Policy tabled in parliament at its next sitting. 2. The Co

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Report on Human Trafficking (Newfoundland)

Opposing Human Trafficking

Most of my involvement in the area of human trafficking over the past months has been in the areas of prayer, awareness and education. Prayer: 1. I have shared with people The Beatitudes-A Contemporary Version Against Human Trafficking 2. I provided materials to various groups for the feast of St.Josephine Bakhita. 3. I attended celeb

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Report from ACRATH (Australia)

Opposing Human Trafficking

An update on ACRATH's activities Publication of Booklet Christine Carolan and Sr Noelene Simmons ( our newly elected President co-wrote a publication - Human Trafficking and Slavery – A response from Australian Catholics, which was published as one of the Catholic Social Justice Series of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. It has been widely

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Report from Mercy Investment Services (Americas)

Opposing Human Trafficking

Trafficking issues remain high on the agenda at Mercy Investment Services. Our partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) continues as we ask more and more trucking companies to train their drivers on the issue. With more than 300,000 truck drivers in the U.S. now trained, TAT has documented more than 1,600 calls to the hotline, with more than 500 of those involving likel

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Report on the Activities of MECPATHS (The Congregation)

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼ In January 2017, Aisling Murray joined the MECPATHS campaign as Project Officer and now works with Ruth in the office in Clondalkin three mornings a week. ¼ Aisling and Ruth have been visiting hotels in the Dublin area, and supporting the sisters of the MECPATHS team in other parts of the country. Two new Sisters have joined the campaign in the course of the last y

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Summary from the Justice Advocate on Human Trafficking (Americas)

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼Primary goals are education, awareness building and legislative advocacy. Collaboration with: ? Sisters of Mercy engaged in human trafficking efforts and the coalition in which they participate ? An Omaha-based company designed and produced the banners six vinyl display banners produced for their use. and our brochure.

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A Shared Commitment to Opposing Human Trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

On 18 October 2016 the EU held its 10th Annual Anti-trafficking Day. The National Rapporteur of the Netherlands in a Statement asks this rhetorical question: “What is commitment? Commitment is an irrevocable dedication to fight for something, time and time again. It is unconditional and sustainable. And commitment needs to be heard, seen and felt?. And that is what is being asked of us at a ti

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Report from the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

?Freedom should come with no strings attached.? This is the theme our Coalition developed during the 2016 year. We have invested great energy in making posters available in places where people had the opportunity to receive information and take advantage of our services. One of our recent projects is to look at the feasibility of having our poster campaign extended to our local bus service within our capital city of St. John's. Meet

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