“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
Highlights are the fight against human trafficking and the efforts to integrate victims in the labour market. Spain is among the European countries with highest levels of prostitution.
The FIFA World Cup has turned critical eyes to the small Persian Gulf country. Three people on the ground analyse the freedom of Christians.
Experts, activists and NGO representatives from across Europe gathered for the first time in 3 years for European Freedom Network’s in-person conference in October.
Stop abus aims to “make our churches more welcoming and safer”, says the CNEF. Evangelicals had already released a guide of good practices to fight sexual abuse.
A report shows that forced labour and forced marriage have risen significantly in the last five years, specially among women and children.
How far do we prioritise our religious norms at the expense of the freedom to love each other which Christ’s new creation brings?
“Prostitution is a paid act of sexual violence and contrary to human dignity”, said an evangelical member of parliament in a motion that was defeated by the majority.
Spanish evangelicals launch a campaign to raise awareness about a practice that offers young women “easy money” but leads to situations of coercion and abuse.
In a sentence, the highest court in Spain clearly opposes surrogacy because “it violates fundamental rights recognised in the Constitution and international agreements on human rights”.
Women of Hope is focusing on specific regions where women are commonly abused and exploited and where many have never heard God’s message of redemption.
Christian organisation European Freedom Network shared practical tips for refugees and churches helping them, to ensure they are cared for and protected from human traffickers.
Two million people have already fled Ukraine. Many are unaccompanied children who will suffer “a detrimental psychological impact”, Christian NGOs warn.
Prostitutes are moved from the streets to private houses, making it difficult to detect and help them. The evangelical NGO Fiet Gratia works to offer them a way out.
The government party drives the conversation about abolition. Evangelicals hope such a law will move forward, but demand a deeper social change.
“Surrogacy should not be authorised or legalised”, says the evangelical entity, which denounces that “it attacks women and children human rights”.
The EFN held its 7th Bridge Conference.“The church has a crucial role in preventing trafficking and in creating a safe restorative community for survivors”, organisers say.
October 18th is the EU Anti-Trafficking Day. The European Freedom Network has launched a new video focused on labour traffricking.
New Textile Life is a textile workshop that aims to give people at risk of exclusion “an opportunity to regain an independent life”.
Ten years after it was signed, the European Evangelical Alliance urges countries “to take seriously the harm done to women and girls” in practices such as sexual exploitation, domestic abuse or equality.
An event held in Madrid shows the successes of the Nordic model, which punishes the client, to curb trafficking and prostitution.
Let us not forget that the Human Rights that are at stake were born in the fertile soil of Christianity.
A Christian who has worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with an international organisation says these kind of abuses are “a common practice in countries where there is impunity, and a rape and sexual exploitation culture”.
They are accused of forcing 52 immigrants to work for endless days without food or water at high temperatures.
The government may present a law that sanctions the owner of the premises “where prostitution is practised”. Spain is one of the countries with the highest figures of sex trafficking.
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