Church adapts 4Ps approach vs. human trafficking

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MANILA, March 10, 2014— Prevention, prosecution, protection and partnership make up the 4Ps approach of the Catholic Church’s social action arm to human trafficking. 

The National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace (Nassa) said the 4Ps are equally important and for total success, each link has to be strong. 

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Nassa believes that the strategy will strengthen their campaign against trafficking of persons especially women and children. 

The approach, he said, is also in support of the UN protocol to fight the problem. 

“”We partner with all these initiatives so that all these small streams can become a river that can sweep away this evil, as all evil, human trafficking thrives in darkness,” Pabillo told Church-run Radio Veritas on Monday. 

“As long as the problem is not recognized, the evil doers can continue and expand their activities. Truth is our powerful weapon,” he said. 

The International Justice Mission said that at least 100,000 cases of human trafficking involving children were reported in 2013, including sex trafficking of minors. (CBCPNews)

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