MARY WARD LORETO is planting hope with a human rights approach to combating modern day slavery. This challenging mission is implemented through works of justice, education, grass roots action and systemic change.
The aim is to eradicate poverty, the prime cause for human trafficking.

Month: November 2015

Biennial meeting of the COATNET affiliates Co-organized with Secours Catholique – Caritas France

This was an international meeting of a global network against Human Trafficking, which took place in Paris from the November 9th – 11th. 55 people were present from 33 nationalities. The first two days covered the following: Inputs from panel and work in groups. The third day was the presentation of the group’s work; training on the use of the members’ e-platform called Baobab; the election of the Steering Group and the closing remarks. Continue Reading the Report

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EU Civil Society Platform Against Trafficking in Persons, October 21st, 2015.

This event was organized on 21st of October. It was mainly based on three parallel workshops. The NGO representatives were divided into three groups to discuss a special topic and after to present and share with all the participants their thoughts on the issue. Workshop 1. – Children as high risk group of trafficking: This group focused mainly on unaccompanied children as well as on the child refugee crisis. This group shared the concerns on false adoption of children and for children involved in forced labour and domestic servitude. Another concern highlighted by this group was the recruitment of children in armed conflicts and child trafficking for exploitation in forced criminal activities. Continue Reading:EU Civil Society Platform Against Trafficking in Persons. October 21st, 2015.

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Report on the 9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day Conference, October 20th, 2015.

High Level Conference Marking the 9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day.

This event took place in Brussels on the 20th of October, 2015. Mary Ward Loreto Foundation was invited to join this meeting as an active participant of the EU Civil Society Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings (THB). The focus for this Conference was, “Time for concrete actions: Implementing the Legal and Policy Framework on Trafficking in Human beings”.The idea was to develop a policy for the implementation of the EU legal framework and policies addressing trafficking in Human Beings. This Conference marks also the EU Anti-Trafficking Day, instituted on 18th of October, 2007. This day aims to highlight the EU common commitment to eradicate trafficking in human persons. The meeting was organized by the European Commission in collaboration with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of European Union. Continue Reading: Report on the 9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day.

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