Indonesia – Raising Awareness on the Dangers of Human Trafficking

In Asia and the Pacific, an estimated 24.9 million men, women and children were living in modern slavery on any given day in 2016 according to the Global Slavery Index 2018. The region had the highest number of victims across all forms of modern slavery, accounting for 73 per cent of victims of forced sexual exploitation, 68 per cent forced to work by state authorities, 64 per cent in forced labour exploitation and 42 per cent of all those in forced marriages. With a view to provide guidance for better understanding, to prevent, to eradicate trafficking and to protect the vulnerable, the Catholic Church in Indonesia translated the Vatican document “Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking” into Bahasa.   Read more…