Seeking Justice for All

human traffing protestPresident Obama has proclaimed January as NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH. He has also declared Sunday January 11 as HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY. The human trafficking of men, women, and children throughout the world is one of the major issues facing our civilization today. The President states in his proclamation: “People who are trafficked face a cruelty that has no place in a civilized world: children are made to be soldiers, teenage girls are beaten and forced into prostitution, and migrants are exploited and compelled to work for little or no pay.” 

human trafficing protestHuman trafficking is modern day slavery. It is defined as the loss of freedom to another’s control by force, fraud or coercion. It is commercial exploitation. It is also the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise, the second most profitable criminal business in the world. Most of the victims are children and women. As we observe this month let us keep all the victims of trafficking in our prayers.  Let us seek ways to influence change, to influence legislation, to do whatever we can to diminish trafficking.

posterThe Daughters of the Holy Spirit, as part of their charism, fully endorse activities that encourage justice and peace. For more information you may refer to the drop down “our commitment to justice” on the home page of this site. You may also contact us at devofdhs@yahoo.com

 
 

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