2. Human trafficking
3. Dialogue for peace and tolerance
4. Addiction prevention for a life with a future
5.Prevention and fight against corruption
6. Right to have access to clean drinking water and sanitation
A questionnaire on different kinds of addictions was carried out by the Family Working Group to shed some light over this concerning issue. Please find below a summary of the responses and statistics received by different WUCWO Organisations that shared their knowledge and testimony on the topic of addictions. We thank Maribeth Stewart, our Vicrepresident General, for this initiative.
Click on this link to read more about WUCWO organizations' initiatives against human trafficking.
February 8th will be the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking: Migration without Trafficking.
Check the website: http://preghieracontrotratta.org/?lang=en
WUCWO collaborates with Talitha Kum to the organisation of a Study Seminar to be held in Rome at Università LUMSA (Borgo Sant'Angelo 13) on 28 November 2017.
EUROPE: European regional conference in 2008 organised in cooperation with Caritas and USMI, in Verona (Italy). A call to the European Parliament was launched to unify the anti-trafficking strategies connected with the sexual exploitation of women and children.
Please find below a report by our Vice-President General, Maribeth Stewart, on human trafficking and the family.
In July 2017, Virginia Pastor, Administrative assistant, together with Monique Faye, Board member for Senegal, and other WUCWO women, visited the small Muslim community of Keur Mbar, in the rural heart of Senegal, where, thanks to WUCWO’s work of coordination and the financing by Manos Unidas, a well of drinking water, based on solar energy, and a water tower were built. In addition to that, a drip irrigation system will be completed. During the visit, a mango plantation was done in the village that will be irrigated with water from the well. One of these plants was placed by Virginia and "baptised" with her name by the Chief of the village. Before that, people living in the village had to walk 10 kilometres to obtain drinking water.
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Many different organisations, committed to working against trafficking in persons, unite in a joint declaration to call attention to this subject. They call on governments and civic organisations to unite and to increase their commitment to reduce this crime, especially among the migrant population, asylum seekers and refugees who are the in most vulnerable situations and among the principal groups subjected to trafficking in persons.
We invite you to:
· read the declaration and publish it on social media
· publish the banner on Facebook
· dedicate a time of prayer, or a minute of silence to remember the victims of trafficking. If you wish you can download the prayer from the website of the world day of prayer and reflection against trafficking, which is available in different languages on the website: http://preghieracontrotratta.org/?lang=en
· send this declaration to other governmental and non-governmental organisations in your country who are also committed to anti-trafficking.
Below, you can read the declaration.
WUCWO, as a member of the committee for the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, presented the theme of February 8, 2017: "They are children! Not slaves!".
A light against human trafficking
February 8 is the International Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking. We invite you to join in our prayer. Click here for more information.