As a representative of RENATE, I've committed myself to being the voice of victims of trafficking heard at the Council of Europe — a mission that reflects the charism of my congregation of Good Shepherd sisters.
Modern-day enslavement is happening in our midst, even in neighborhoods where you would least expect it. It is taking place in shopping malls, sports centers, salons, restaurants, bus stops — anywhere people gather.
Nigeria has one of sub-Saharan Africa's highest rates of human trafficking. But a network of Catholic sisters is coordinating anti-trafficking efforts to help survivors and prevent others from being victimized.