Migrant smuggling often leads to the crime of human trafficking. Many adults, in their attempt to escape war or natural disaster, end up being trafficked and forced or sold into slavery.

The majority of women and children end up in sexual slavery. Let’s work to make migration safer and more regular.

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“Where there is no demand, there is no supply”

“It’s everyone’s responsibility to ...actively counteract this shameful crime.”

“Everybody must respect human dignity”

“Every day we were beaten”


Many victims of trafficking are forced into begging and criminal activities. What can we do to protect them from this? And help rescue and then rehabilitate them?


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Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, says Pope Francis, is an “atrocious scourge,” an “aberrant plague,” an “open wound on the body of contemporary society.” This “global phenomenon ... exceeds the competence of any...

Points on jobs, demography and migration

Rome, 10-12 January 2019 - The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development hosted an International Research Seminar on the theme The Future of Work: Labour after Laudato Si’ . The...

Peace is based on respect for each person, whatever his or her background

The World Day of Peace is marked each year on the 1st of January with a special Message by the Holy Father. It indicates the Holy See’s diplomatic emphasis during...