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CHASTE- Churches Against Sex Trafficking in Europe

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Interesting article in 'New Humanist' Magazine: http://newhumanist.org.uk/1954

Lots to think about in this article. This government gives religious groups a privileged position when it comes to providing public services. I wasn't aware that this extends to organisations providing a safe haven for exploited sex workers.

"they referred her to CHASTE (Churches Against Sex Trafficking in Europe), whose mission, according to its website, is to help women to "receive full divine attention and be set free".

"Faith-based organisations have been able to take control of the care of such vulnerable women because there is such a significant shortfall in government provision of safe-houses. The CHASTE network provides 20 beds for trafficked women along with the Salvation Army and the St John of God Trust- one third of safe housing available in the UK for trafficked women. ........... they are unaccountable and not subject to any independent scrutiny of the services they provide......... On an issue like abortion, which crops up again and again with trafficked women, a spokeswoman for CHASTE refused to state their policy, saying it was a "sensitive" issue."

"There is another kind of "public" service that CHASTE provides for trafficked women - a shocking one which it is not so keen to advertise.... their safe houses are also used to accommodate trafficked women on the point of deportation who are there "on bond" from the government.... Such a muddle of objectives between the welfare and detention of women, of poacher and gamekeeper rolled into one, has clear dangers. On the one hand CHASTE publicises the fact that it provides safe houses for women without financial support from government, on the other it is paid by government to turn those safe houses into prisons for women en route to deportation."

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Despite the fact they say they are out for a good cause, I don't trust religious organisations one bit. If you look at the websites of these religious organisations they seem to make it like that it's only people of their religion that cares for people in what ever situation they are in. They do help people yes but they also convert them in the process. The same thing happens with groups that help people who were abused, drug problems, homeless, people with low confidence and self esteem that ran ran by religious organisations which creates a questions. Do they really care about these people? or do they only help them if they convert to their religion?

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Despite the fact they say they are out for a good cause, I don't trust religious organisations one bit. If you look at the websites of these religious organisations they seem to make it like that it's only people of their religion that cares for people in what ever situation they are in. They do help people yes but they also convert them in the process. The same thing happens with groups that help people who were abused, drug problems, homeless, people with low confidence and self esteem that ran ran by religious organisations which creates a questions. Do they really care about these people? or do they only help them if they convert to their religion?

Religion is all a lie, but it controls people for the gain of others..... Sex gives girls the chance to earn a decent living and that is what they hate most of all.

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Interesting article in 'New Humanist' Magazine: http://newhumanist.org.uk/1954

Lots to think about in this article. This government gives religious groups a privileged position when it comes to providing public services. I wasn't aware that this extends to organisations providing a safe haven for exploited sex workers.

"they referred her to CHASTE (Churches Against Sex Trafficking in Europe), whose mission, according to its website, is to help women to “receive full divine attention and be set free”.

"Faith-based organisations have been able to take control of the care of such vulnerable women because there is such a significant shortfall in government provision of safe-houses. The CHASTE network provides 20 beds for trafficked women along with the Salvation Army and the St John of God Trust– one third of safe housing available in the UK for trafficked women. ........... they are unaccountable and not subject to any independent scrutiny of the services they provide......... On an issue like abortion, which crops up again and again with trafficked women, a spokeswoman for CHASTE refused to state their policy, saying it was a “sensitive” issue."

"There is another kind of “public” service that CHASTE provides for trafficked women – a shocking one which it is not so keen to advertise.... their safe houses are also used to accommodate trafficked women on the point of deportation who are there “on bond” from the government.... Such a muddle of objectives between the welfare and detention of women, of poacher and gamekeeper rolled into one, has clear dangers. On the one hand CHASTE publicises the fact that it provides safe houses for women without financial support from government, on the other it is paid by government to turn those safe houses into prisons for women en route to deportation."

This is a very worrying state of affairs, but because the New Humanist is anti-religious. I do not think we are getting the full picture of events of why trafficked ladies are treated thus??

Still an interesting read...

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