Monday, October 02, 2006

Hope For European Victims of Sex Trafficking

An encouraging story in the Beeb. The Catholic Church in England is setting up safe houses to rescue Slavic women who've been sold into sexual slavery in Western Europe.

It's "a tiny drop in the ocean", says Sister Margaret of her project. The women "need time to recover, because they have been through terrible, terrible trauma".

Churches Alert to Sex Trafficking Across Europe (Chaste), an inter-denominational charity with which Sister Margaret is working, is creating a further 24 places. And the Poppy Project charity, which gets government funding, has up to 35.

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