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    Involuntariness and coercion in the forced labour in 2024

    Forced labour involves work situations featuring two key, interrelated conditions. The first is a lack of free and informed consent (i.e., involuntariness) in taking the job or accepting the working conditions. The second is the application of some form of coercion, such as a penalty or threat of a penalty, to prevent an individual from […] More

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    Forced commercial sexual exploitation in 2024

    This sub-section refers to persons in forced labour imposed by private actors for commercial sexual exploitation. This category of forced labour includes adults’forced involvement in commercial sexual exploitation, in production of sexual abuse materials, and in new forms of Internet-based commercial sexual exploitation. It also includes all forms of commercial sexual exploitation involving children.The 2021 […] More

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    Forced labour of children in 2024

    The 2021 estimates indicate that a total of 3.3 million children are in situations of forced labour on any given day, accounting for about 12 per cent of all those in forced labour. And owing to data constraints, these numbers, already alarming, may well be just the tip of the iceberg. The forced labour of […] More

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    Our Common Humanity

    As pastors we are aware that the conversation about unborn life is sensitive, delicate and, indeed, painful for many.  We offer our reflections with the greatest of respect for everyone while wishing to make some points clearly and unambiguously. Fundamental right Every one of us has a right to our life.  It is not given […] More

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    15. Getting married – what does it add to our lives?

    Life as a couple – does it have anything to do with society and with the Church? Some people say: It has nothing to do with anyone but me, no one has any right to say anything about my marriage… There is some truth in this, at least in part. Marriage is first and essentially […] More

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    17. Why have a family?

    We hear about love in a family, complaints in a family, problems in a family. Isn’t this because the family has its deepest roots in life and happiness? Modern psychology has shown the necessity of a loving family for the development of a child. Despite all of this, no one wants to see their parents […] More

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