February 20 is World Day for Social Justice.
For the two Institutes founded by Cardinal Lavigerie, it is the Annual Day of prayer and reflection on modern slavery. The theme for 2016 is: “Shine the light on modern slavery.”
How to learn about modern slavery?
• Find in your city or country organizations working against modern slavery and against human trafficking and get in touch with them to see how you can work together to eradicate modern slavery. There are networks of religious men and women working against human trafficking in 70 countries, linked with Talitha Kum. Do you know those in your country? Could you collaborate with them?
• Learn clues to help you identify potential victims of trafficking and see what can be done.
• Discover your slavery footprint and check the goods produced by child labor or forced or compulsory labor.
• Encourage companies to take measures to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and publish information for consumer awareness.