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Document International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women”
Message from Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC associate general secretary to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan - War & Women's Human Rights Museum on International Memorial Day for the “Comfort Women”.
Located in Resources / / Ecumenical movement in the 21st century / Women
Document Minute on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling
The WCC Central Committee encourages its member churches to be attentive to peoples and organisations working to combat human trafficking and migrant smuggling, particularly in their struggle against organised crime.
Located in Resources / / WCC Central Committee / Trondheim, 2016
Document Anniversary abolition of trans-Atlantic slave trade
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Abolished, but Not Destroyed: Remembering the Slave Trade in the 21st Century
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document Southern African Jubilee Debt Summit Gauteng Declaration
This declaration was issued by delegates to the Southern African Debt Summit in Johannesburg, 21 March 1999: Jubilee 2000 Southern African Coalitions. Affirmed by delegates from: Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jubilee 2000 Afrika and Jubilee 2000 Coalitions from Latin America and Philippines.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Finance, speculation, debt
Document Abolished but Not Destroyed: Slavery in the 21st Century
A statement from the delegates of the ecumenical conference "Abolished, but Not Destroyed: Remembering the Slave Trade in the 21st Century" in Runaway Bay, Jamaica; December 2007
Located in Resources / / Just and inclusive communities / Racism
Document Background paper submitted to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
The CCIA, against the background of more than fifty years of work against racism and its effects, notably through the WCC Program to Combat Racism, has submitted comments for consideration in the drafting of the Draft Declaration and Programme of Action.
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Oral statement of the Ecumenical Caucus to the plenary session
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Statement presented to the media by Archbishop Desmond Tutu on behalf of the Ecumenical Caucus
World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Durban, South Africa, 26 August - 7 September 2001
Located in Resources / / WCC commissions and working groups / Commission of the Churches on International Affairs
Document Statement on asylum seekers and human trafficking in the Sinai Desert
1. During the past years thousands of asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa and Northern Africa have disappeared in the Sinai desert region while crossing the border between Egypt and Israel. The Sinai desert is a traditional transit route for people from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Northern African countries escaping political turmoil, hunger and poverty and hoping to end up in Europe. The people of Eritrea have been facing deep political and human rights crises, due to which around 2,000 people are attempting to flee from Eritrea every month. They end up in the hands of human trafficking rackets or fall victim to organ theft. It is out of sheer desperation, in order to escape conflict, political turmoil and deteriorating human rights situations that people take such risky journeys. However, instead of safe passage to Israel, the refugees find themselves in desert detention centres in Sinai, where they are abused in the most dehumanizing manner.
Located in Resources / / WCC Executive Committee / Bossey, February 2012