Project Updates

Q & A with Sr. Angela Reed, seeking to address the root causes of human trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

'Australian Mercy Sr. Angela Reed represents Mercy International Association / Mercy Global Action at the United Nations. As Mercy International Association's global action coordinator, Reed oversees her congregation's advocacy work at the global body, with a particular focus on the trafficking of women and girls. [Sr] Reed holds a doctorate from RMIT University in M

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Christine Carolan (ACRATH) on Curbing Modern Slavery

Opposing Human Trafficking

What does modern slavery look like? What facilitates it? What can be done to protect human beings from such exploitation? Eureka Street (a publication of the Australian Jesuits) consulting editor, Fatima Measham, recently spoke with ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) National Executive Officer, Christine Carolan, about the existence of human traff

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Report from South Africa on Trafficking in Persons

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼So far this year, Mercy House Pretoria has admitted 8 new survivors of Trafficking in Persons – one from Lesotho, one from Thailand and the rest are South Africans. Two ladies who were placed in Mercy House in 2016, one South African and one from Zimbabwe, were at last allowed to return home. They were witnesses in their traffickers court case which was held last year. In Februar

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Global Mercy Concern Aotearoa New Zealand Report for 30 April 2018.

Opposing Human Trafficking

In late January 2018, I was requested by the Leadership Team to join the Global Mercy Concern Aotearoa New Zealand Group. My area is to co-ordinate the Displacement of Peoples dimension. The Human Slavery/Trafficking direction links with my having attended the “Tip of the Iceberg? Conference, Wellington, August 2017 on human slavery in Aotearoa New Zealand and a current research interest on th

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Report from MECPATHS (Ireland)

Opposing Human Trafficking

Since our last report, the following developments have taken place at MECPATHS Redesign of Logo (change of wording) Old Logo: Mercy Efforts to Counter Child Prostitution and Trafficking in the Hospitality Sector. New Logo: Mercy Efforts for Child Protection Against Trafficking with the Hospitality Sector. Redesign of Training Ma

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Report to MIA Working Group on Human Trafficking, April 2018 (Americas)

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼I continue education and advocacy efforts within and beyond the Mercy Community, using an issue-specific e-list and our communityüs internal electronic newsletter. There are close to 300 people on my e-list, representing Mercy community members and associates, ministry colleagues, other religious communities, laypersons, students, etc. It is an inclusive list. Besid

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Brief Report on Opposing Human Trafficking October Conference Call Meeting

Opposing Human Trafficking

Members of the MIA-Global Action working group on Opposing Human Trafficking from Australia, Ireland and America met via conference call on October 3rd. Reports from members were circulated prior to the call providing the opportunity to share initiatives and best practice and to alert the group to concerns and emerging issues. Reports: MIA-MGA¼at the UN

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Update on Anti-Trafficking work by MIA- MGA at the UN

Opposing Human Trafficking

Report:¼Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons; High Level Meeting of the GA to Review Plan; Reception at the Holy see MIssion; CSTIP; NY¼Declaration and the Global Compact on Migration; Other Events 1. Preparation work for the Review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons Preparation work for the review of the Glob

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Addressing Human Trafficking: Report from The Congregation

Opposing Human Trafficking

Steps taken by The Congregation through MECPATHS¼to address the issue of Human trafficking: Aisling Murray to increase her working hours to 18 per week. Ann Mara was taken on staff to replace Ruth Kilcullen. New Website designed and content developed. Letters to MEPs – Letter drafted for lobbying purposes.

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Report from Newfoundland

Opposing Human Trafficking

Projects happening within our province: Over the past months I have been involved in preparing a power point presentation on human trafficking. I was asked to provide an education and awareness session to the clergy of one of our dioceses. I used slides, hymns, prayers and creative pictures in the power point. Part 1 focussed on facts/figures and Part 11 on the response of the church. Part 11 evoked a spirited discussion in terms o

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