In February, the prayer focus of the OLA Justice desk is for the victims of the insidious crime of human trafficking. Despite our collective efforts, human trafficking continues to plague societies worldwide, its grasp extending across borders and cultures.

To mark St. Bakhitaโ€™s Day and the World Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking, the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) and the Society of African Missions (SMA) will be hosting a webinar that aims to delve into the dark realities of human trafficking and explore the critical intersection of cultural beliefs with modern-day slavery.

The webinar will shine a light on how traditional oath-taking rituals and the influence of juju (magic) are exploited as control mechanisms by traffickers, trapping victims in a cycle of bondage and exploitation. By understanding these cultural dynamics, we can better equip ourselves to combat human trafficking and support victims.

Event Details:

Date: 13 February 2024 (via Zoom)
Time: 7pm โ€“ 8:15pm
Speaker: David Lohan, author of At Freedomโ€™s Crossroads: Making Sense of Human Trafficking

You can register to attend this event here:

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.