Saturday 8 February is the feast of St Josephine Bakhita. At Bryanston before the 8 o’clock Mass Justice and Peace will distribute pamphlets re human-trafficking from the SACBC desk of Counter Trafficking in Persons. (https://sacbc.org.za/counter-trafficking-in-persons-ctip/)
They will also hand out token fetters as a symbol of how incapacitating slavery is.
With their hands tied by lack of documentation; not knowing the community in which they find themselves, not even the language in many cases; no access to money nor home; and continuing uncertainty and other psychological abuse, often coupled with physical abuse and deprivation, there is little a trafficked person can do to rescue themselves. Wearing the symbolic manacles is a small sign of solidarity.