No one country, entity, or institution can eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking alone. This is why EFN collaborates with NGOs, churches, government bodies, and authorities to tackle this crime.
Last week, the European Freedom Network (EFN) held its 7th Bridge Conference. 309 anti-trafficking experts and ministry leaders from 43 different countries gathered online from all across Europe over a 5-day period for the event. EFN has been gathering Christian communities since 2011 to fight human trafficking and commercial exploitation in Europe.
What can your church do to impact trafficking?
Bring your five loaves and two fish...and perhaps a pair of gloves.
When we started to become familiar with the trafficking situation in the central-European city where we live, we wanted to find ways that our church could come alongside organizations on the front lines of this battle.
European Union legislation already requires or requests Member States to do many things regarding human trafficking. Here is a summary of the main points focused on how they treat Victims of Human Trafficking (VoTs). Please refer especially to Directive 2011/36/EU and Directive 2004/81/EC See also the separate EFN text on other responsibilities of the authorities in EU Member States - which put many more requirements upon them.