The Power of care-Women, Economics, Human Trafficking


8 February 2022
The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
A light against trafficking

The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking takes place every year on February 8th, the day in which we celebrate the liturgical memory of St. Bakhita, the Sudanese nun who as a child had the dramatic experience of being kidnapped and enslaved and became the universal symbol of the Church's commitment against trafficking.

It is promoted by the International Unions of Superiors and Superiors General.

The coordination of the network of partners and adherents is entrusted to Talitha Kum, the international network founded by the UISG and committed against trafficking in persons.

"The Power of care - women, economy and human trafficking" is the theme for the 8th International Day of Prayer and Reflection against human trafficking, on the next 8th of February, 2002.

The theme's choice continues the previous year's, where we began to reflect on the connection between the economy and human trafficking. The 2022 edition proposes to focus on women. They are, in fact, the most affected by the violence of trafficking. At the same time, they have a fundamental and important role in the process of transforming the economy of exploitation into one of care.


Participate in the Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Human Trafficking!

The day is addressed to individuals but also to groups, in particular to

  • parishes, communities, associative groups, institutions, congregations, universities, NGOs.

With your adhesion you commit to:

  • Participate in the February 8 Prayer Marathon against human trafficking
  • Pray for the victims of trafficking, involving other persons, groups, communities, associations
  • Spread the message of the day
  • Dedicate a post/tweet in your social media using the hashtag #PrayAgainstTrafficking
  • share in your network the video of the Pope for the day, which will be available on our website.

The logos of the organizations will be included on the Day website and in the final report that we will deliver to Pope Francis.

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