HUman trafficking forum meets Frodsham 2014

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undefinedMore than 100 people from most Christian denominations gathered for a Forum on Human Trafficking meeting held at Frodsham Methodist Church. They discussed human trafficking in the UK and internationally and what can be done to combat it.

Human trafficking is trade in human beings – most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labour or commercial sexual exploitation. Another motive behind the trade is the extraction of organs or tissues.

Human trafficking is condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions.  At the Frodsham forum – held on Saturday 29 March – it was explained how trafficking works and what is being done to stop it and how Christians can step up support victims.

Major Anne Read from the Salvation Army Headquarters led the day. Anne was supported by her colleague Major Gladys Ljungholm from the North Western Division. Other speakers included the local MP Graham Evans and Hannah Flint from International Justice Mission. Discussion in the afternoon was chaired by the Methodist Minister, the Revd Denise Harding.

The forum was supported by Frodsham and Cheshire Churches Together. It sought  sought to inform individuals and encourage them to discuss and identify positive forms of action.

If you are concerned that someone may have been trafficked, phone the police via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or The Salvation Army on 0300 3038151. For further information about the forum email enquiries to frodshamforuminfo@gmail.com