please share our stories

Stopping child trafficking in our world

Web Main ImageRight now in India thousands of children are being trafficked and enslaved to work long hours in dangerous conditions. They’re often violently beaten or sexually abused.

Human traffickers deceive poor families into believing if the child goes with them they’ll have a better future. Sadly, these traffickers are often known to the child and their family, so they trust them and don’t realise the danger they’re in until it’s too late.

We’ve started working closely with Caritas India to fight child trafficking.

To support this, and other life-changing projects around the world you can make a donation here.

Leeza from Caritas India told us about some of the ways support from here in Scotland is helping,

“It’s crucial to go out into communities to explain the realities of what will happen to their children. We have a leaflet campaign, with an emergency number to phone for advice. We’ll offer vocational training to youths so they’re less vulnerable to trafficking. Our programme will include advocacy, targeting the government so they do more to prevent child trafficking”.

The dedication of the project staff shines through in her words,

“I want children to enjoy their rights to protection, education and development. If the development of the one child is affected, the development of a nation is affected.”

Working with Caritas India our new project will continue to help raise awareness of trafficking in poor communities so more children are protected, and also help rescue trafficked children and reuniting them with their families where possible.

Our work with Caritas India is just one of the many projects across the world your donations help to support. If you’d like to help us continue our life changing work you can make a donation to our latest appeal here.

Other ways to support us

Syria Emergency Appeal

Help vulnerable people now

Syrian boy

Parish Contact

Become a Parish Contact