Migrants, Mattarella on the Day for the abolition of slavery

“Just a few days ago, the brutal images of migrants sold at auction on the basis of a ‘value’ that equates them with merchandise have reminded us of the fact that there is still a phenomenon that denies the dignity of the human being at its root. Alongside traditional slavery others have been added, almost always connected to the trafficking of migrants “

This is what President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella said on the occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. “The situations of conflict, poverty, the escape from territories struck by natural phenomena, are fertile ground for the spread of phenomena such as sexual exploitation, child labor, forced marriages, the recruitment of children in armed conflicts”, he continued .