The leaders of major religions signed a pledge in Vatican on the 2nd of December 2014 to end human slavery by 2020. Inspired by Pope Francis, the Unions of Major Superiors, chose 8th of February as a day of prayer and awareness against human trafficking. This day is chosen because this is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She was a Canossian nun who went through the suffering of slavery as a child, but she had maintained her faith in Jesus the just master.
To pray and reflect: