Women in Burma are working to end human trafficking, His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon said during a press briefing during the Synod of Bishops. The cardinal called the issue a big problem for the country and one which shifts focus from other conversations on women at the synod on young people, faith, and vocations.

As reported by CNA, His Eminence Cardinal Bo, during a press conference Oct. 23, said that “The situation of the young people here in Europe and in Asia is quite different. In Myanmar, the women, with the help of some religious congregations and the Church, are focusing especially on how to save the young girls and women from human trafficking.”

The Burmese cardinal said that his homeland sees high levels of human trafficking into Thailand and China, and that China’s “one child policy” had created a demand for the illegal trade in women and girls.

Source: CNA