2022 Assembly


Upcoming International Webinars on Human Trafficking by Ad Laudato Si Integral Ecology Forum


Ad Laudato Si Integral Ecology Forum have extended an open invitation to two webinars on subjects relating to human trafficking before the end of September. Visit the Ad Laudato Si website to register for attendance.

The first, titled ‘Countering The Use Of Technology To Recruit And Control Victims Of Human Trafficking, Especially Related To The Sex Trafficking Of Children And Women’ will take place next Tuesday September 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (UTC+2).

“It’s also important to address and to dismantle the infrastructure that is facilitating all of this. The online platforms, the sexual service websites, the pornography platforms where people are trafficked for forced pornography or other locations need to be dismantled or prevention measures need to be applied to make sure that these platforms are not facilitating and making this whole exploitative industry much more efficient. 

It’s like operating a bookstore versus operating Amazon. The difference between the speed and efficiency and scale of the online market is so tremendous that if you don’t dismantle that infrastructure, you’re going to have a very, very hard time combating it. 

I think there’s a number of things I could say in this, but that would be the number one thing that I think needs to go alongside of the policies around buying and selling of sex or around traffickers and how they should be punished.” 

Valiant Richey, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings” — 14 June 2022

The second webinar is named ‘Human Trafficking And Laudato Si’:
Towards A New Paradigm To Ensure The Protection Of Human Dignity,
To Prevent And Eradicate Human Trafficking’.

This will be hosted on Wednesday September 28th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (UTC+2).

“What we need to do is to build a new economic and social model where the human person is at the center: Pope Francis calls this an “economy of care”.

What is this economy of care required by Pope Francis, and how could we achieve it from a Christian perspective?”