The Oppression & Resilience of Victims of Human Trafficking and Domestic Slavery in London
Virtus Lectures at Ealing Abbey
Stories of Oppression & Resilience
Speaker: John Coleby, Director of Caritas Westminster
Tuesday 16 May at 7:30pm
Location: Newman Chapel, Ealing Abbey,
Marchwood Crescent, Ealing, W5 2DZ
In 2014 The National Crime Agency estimated that up to 13,000 people in Britain are victims of slavery.
The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has said that the scale of abuse is shocking. “The first step to eradicating the scourge of modern slavery is acknowledging and confronting its existence,” she said. “The estimated scale of the problem in modern Britain is shocking and these new figures starkly reinforce the case for urgent action.”
Join us to hear John Coleby speak about Human Trafficking in the UK, the response of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Westminster, and the work of the Bakhita Initiative, including Caritas Bakhita House.
John Coleby is the director of Caritas Westminster, the social action agency of the Diocese of Westminster. Caritas Bakhita House is a safe house for female victims of human trafficking. Since its opening in June 2015, it has supported over 50 victims of human trafficking with accommodation, legal advice, English lessons, mentoring, employment training, pastoral care, arts and much more.
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Cost: £10 per person (concessions £5)
All proceeds to Caritas Bakhita House
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