Trafficking

Sisters to parliament against trafficking

For 13 years, the Australian Catholic Religious Against the Trafficking of Humans group has been going to the national Parliament to advocate for policies and laws to address modern-day slavery practices in supply chains and labor markets. It is hardly likely in Australia that anyone would not accept that we do not want human trafficking or slavery, but the readiness to open their eyes and realize that it does happen here is very welcome. We hope that the Modern Slavery Bill will be effective and given the resources it needs.

A hemisphere of networks network about anti-trafficking efforts

At a Cleveland retreat center Oct. 24-27, the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking network brought together women religious throughout the Western Hemisphere to share best practices in anti-trafficking ministry and to strengthen connections across borders. "This has given us is a flavor, to look at who we are together in this hemisphere and how we can help one another."

Mercy Sisters share new guidebook for changing views on human trafficking

July 30 is the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, and sisters are working as ever to eradicate forced labor and sex, which victimizes 21 million people globally. They also are working to change perceptions about human trafficking, calling it part of larger human rights violations, not a "single isolated event." 

Q & A with Sr. Angela Reed, seeking to address the root causes of human trafficking

"I object to the notion that anyone can be trafficked as if everything can be reduced to girls and young women being plucked from the streets. ... The larger dynamic is that trafficking tends to be at the far end of a continuum of violence and exploitation that already existed in many girls' lives."