Notes from The OPJCC Director
Toward the end of August, there are two special days you might wish to observe with prayer and reflection, World Humanitarian Day and Women’s Equality Day.
There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous and tribal peoples and ethnic minorities in some 70 countries.
July 30, 2019 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. According to the United Nations, every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.
Merciful Creator, as we observe Independence Day receive our prayers for our nation, our public officials and all those who dwell here.
War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are influencing more people to leave their homes than at any time since reliable data has been collected. There are several types of forcibly displaced persons.
The International Labor Organization defines child labor as work that deprives children and adolescents of their childhood, their education or training, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
According to the United Nations, in the last 100 years, more than 90 percent of crop varieties have disappeared from farmers’ fields.
Mother’s Day began as a call to action to improve the lives of families through health and peace.
Global trade is not inherently bad. However, it often focuses on efficiency at all costs, lower prices, and little consideration for social, economic and environmental impacts. Large-scale consolidation of power in supply chains has resulted in fewer options for consumers, farmers and workers, and unprecedented wealth controlled by few.
Human trafficking occurs every day and across the United States. Sex trafficking is a common form. In simple terms, it is modern day slavery, where people profit and control the sexual exploitation of others. There are roughly 3,000 sex trafficking cases per year. Even with that number, we should not live in fear; we just need to stay alert, aware and informed.
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