FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) — Ilie Coada, a Moldovan who has spent his career fighting human trafficking, is the 2014 recipient of the Baptist World Alliance’s (BWA) human rights award, the organization announced March 5. The Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award will be presented to Coada, a Baptist pastor, in July during the meeting of the BWA General Council in Izmir, Turkey. Coada has been active in attempts to reduce human trafficking in Moldova. He opened both a shelter for vulnerable girls, many of them fresh out of orphanages, to reside and continue their education, and a transition home where girls attending schools in the city may go for holidays and weekends.
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