Human trafficking involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion. This coercion results in an individual giving consent that allows another person to have control over her/him for purposes of exploitation. Exploitation can include prostitution, other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery, servitude or removal of organs. (Article 3, paragraph (a), United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons)
Read the July 2019 edition of “Stop Trafficking” published and sponsored by U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking.
Other timely materials:
2019 Interfaith Toolkit on Human Trafficking from The Washington Inter-Religious Staff Community Working Group on Human Trafficking
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence from Mercy International Association (campaign began Nov. 25)
7 Modules on Human Trafficking from Catholic Relief Services University
Fact Sheet on Trafficking from the Sisters of Mercy
Daily Prayer to Stop Human Trafficking from the Dominican Sisters, Grand Rapids, Mich.