Imaging Mercy Today March 2014
In February 2014 the Sisters of Mercy made a formal statement to the United Nations Commission on Social Development, urging that the root causes of poverty be addressed as a way to prevent human trafficking around the world. “The goal of empowerment remains dangerously imperilled by rampant and worldwide gender inequality, exclusion and disempowerment,” say the Sisters of Mercy. These negative forces leave women poor, vulnerable and, too often, prey to human trafficking.
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