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Tuesday 6 March 2012 I For immediate release
As the global community commemorates International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March 2012, The Salvation Army has vowed to redouble its efforts to support women and girl victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse.
The church has developed several programmes to assist abused women and is recognised as a pioneer in the field of anti-human trafficking in Southern Africa.
The Army’s outreach includes pre-schools, shelters for the homeless, emergency services, feeding schemes, as well as shelters for abused women and children.
Major Carin Holmes, Territorial Public Relations Secretary, says: “By helping to give abused and trafficked women and girls in South Africa decent and humane treatment, we are protecting their human rights.
“Our fight is aimed at countering all forms of abuse and discrimination against women and children, the alleviation of poverty and the complete eradication of human trafficking,” Major Holmes added.
The Salvation Army has initiated a 24-hour toll free hotline number 08000 RESCU (08000 73728) to strengthen its anti-human trafficking campaign in South Africa and beyond.
The toll free hotline is a platform for anyone with tip-offs on all suspected human trafficking cases to report to The Salvation Army.
Since the inception of this toll free hotline, the church has received several calls relating to possible cases of human trafficking. The Army works in co-operation with the SAPS in its efforts to assist the victims.
The Salvation Army is an international movement and evangelical part of the universal Christian Church and has a professional record in rehabilitating and accommodating trafficking trade victims and addressing social injustice in a systematic, measured, proactive and Christian manner through its International Social Justice Commission.
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