The Trafficking of Humans

Lord Hylton

I received this article from a long standing friend in the Philippines.  He is a missionary with many years experience of rescuing and rehabilitating children and young people at serious risk of a lifetime of prostitution and drug dependency.

His articles appear in publications in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Ireland.

4 comments for “The Trafficking of Humans

  1. maude elwes
    22/08/2016 at 7:08 am

    My reply to this thread is, the need for an unbiased and as near truthful history as we can give. Followed up by what is happening today and how.

    The first question has to be. Where do you feel this rescue must take place? And how?

    As you will see from this link, slavery, which is what is now termed, human trafficking, has been around for thousands of years. And many have been trying, for centuries, to do away with it, so we have been told. All to no avail. I wonder why?

    And the European government prostitution

    And in general, European slavery, the unheard truth.

    Then the human trafficking of today. What is it? Where is it taking place? Who are the trafficked in our modern world and who is making the money?

  2. MilesJSD
    26/08/2016 at 8:21 pm

    I wonder why you’re not publishing my submission

    which indicated the deeper-hidden, scaredly-neglected, yet chronicly-vital & urgent Need
    to radically get to the very bottom
    of all types of Corruption, Malfeasance, and Individually-Capitalistic
    “We the strongest ones need to win: you weaker ones must support us”
    … ?

  3. Daedalus
    15/09/2016 at 12:24 pm

    Vatican Radio reported on 12/08/2016 that “Pope Francis visited a refugee centre in Rome housing women rescued from prostitution as part of his ‘Friday of Mercy’ gestures during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. The home is run by the Pope John the 23rd community. During his visit, Pope Francis met 20 women rescued from the sex trade who were trafficked from their countries of origin that included Romania, Albania, Nigeria, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Italy.”

    Similarly, the Mission Theology Advisory Group (MTAG) has initiatives to help victims of the sex trade. To quote from their published online PDF document “MTAG is an ecumenical group commissioned and supported jointly by the Church of England and Churches together in Britain and Ireland.” In the document Introduction is an account of a sex workers day.

    MTAG though has a problem: the Church of England has gone at least in terms of its founding principles but not in Northern Ireland. It retains intact the 39 founding articles laid down by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I articles later commanded to be reprinted by His Majesty King Charles I. The articles are the basis upon which the ‘Book of Common Prayer’ is founded and maintained by the United Kingdom Parliament. Articles one to eight are dubbed the ‘Catholic Articles’. Article five (filioque) defines the Holy Trinity and Article eight is a commitment now abandoned by law makers to observe the Nicene Creed.

    MTAG however remains a Christian Fellowship and the Introduction from their document on the sex trade says

    “She huddles on her bed waiting for the next one. She does not know any of them, the ones who come in the night, all night, the ones who beat her, rape her. She is theirs, bought and paid for. She can barely remember the hopefulness of the flight, the promise of work, the promise of more money than she could imagine, to set herself up, to send home to her family. That hope is gone. The ‘recruiters’ took her passport and belongings. They have locked her in here and beat her if she resists. She must cook and clean and service the clients. There is little to eat and no pay. She cannot leave the house, but in any case she does not know where she is and she does not speak the language. She is powerless and vulnerable to random violence and the diseases her clients leave in her body. All the people who ever cared about her have no idea where she is and no idea how to start finding her. She has to hope that someone will notice, ask questions, or come to find her. But who that could be she does not know.”

    Search for MTAG She huddles on her bed waiting for the next one

  4. 23/09/2016 at 5:05 pm

    “Human Trafficking” overarchingly as it were,-
    ‘evidently’ extends
    right down to us ‘British’ people –
    – here on one of “the World’s leading-democracy-ground of the UK”

    having to wait far longer periods of “silence”
    coming “down” from The House of Lords’s

    [which still appears to be the only Western First World attempt to “reach out genuinely two-way participatively-democratically (or ‘democratisingly’) to all of the People all of the Time”] ;

    we are being increasedly kept “deaf, dumb, and downwardsly-directed” –
    qua “enslaved in inactivity”
    which, surely, is a deviously-passivised ‘branch’ of being “human-trafficked”:
    would it be not or not be ?

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