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Trafficking of women and girls

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Human trafficking

“As ordinary people living ordinary lives…we are part of the worldwide network of consumers who buy the products and services that make money for human traffickers. It is our responsibility as people who are called to love our neighbours to educate ourselves about where we are spending our money,” says The Rev’d Dr Ann Solari from St John’s Cathedral

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The pearl of great price

“Still popular now, jewellery makes great presents for loved ones. Yet if you pick up a necklace or earrings from a jewellery shop or market stall or ‘cheap’ shop, can you be sure that the workers in the supply chain were treated well? Fair Trade treats artisans, workers and farmers as if they are of immense value – just like the pearl,” says The Rev’d John Martin as Mother’s Day approaches, with the anglican focus editor giving away a beautiful pair of Fair Trade pearl earrings to a reader


Working with the UN to tackle the trafficking of women and girls

The United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women held a General Discussion on Friday 22 Feb 2019 as part of its preparations for new guidance to help member states prevent trafficking of women and girls in the context of global migration: The Anglican Communion’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Jack Palmer-White, urged the meeting to consider the role that Anglican Churches can play