18 October Anti-Slavery Day UN International Day Against People Trafficking
This occasion provides a focal point for raising awareness about the many people in the Ireland and around the world who continue to be trapped in modern slavery, and to promote the need for many individuals and organisations across society to play a part in ending it.
“Our goal must be, for every man and woman, a life set free from all oppression.”Populorum Progressio 47
Slavery exists in the world and here in Ireland today. It exists despite the fact that it is banned in most of the countries where it is practised. Although this exploitation of millions of people, including children, is often not called slavery, the conditions are the same. People are bought and sold like objects and forced to work for little or nothing. To read an article on this topic written by Sr. Sheila McGowan HFB click here