A Conversation on Anti-Human Trafficking
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Presented by Sr. Gabriella Bottani and Sr. Jean Schafer
Watch the session recording.
Srs. Gabriella Bottani and Jean Schafer, both leaders among Catholic sisters working against human trafficking, help us understand the multiple ways that trafficking manifests itself around the world and how networking and spirituality buoy the sisters who work to stop this evil.
Join us for our second session on human trafficking: Human Trafficking: It’s Closer Than You Think
January 21, 2021
International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
U.S. Sisters Against Human Trafficking
Resources recommended by our presenters and NCR staff
General GSR trafficking stories:
- Anti-trafficking advocates warn that pandemic is increasing human trafficking (GSR Herlinger, on cyber-trafficking)
- Lied to and abused, trafficked persons from Zimbabwe find some healing (GSR Ajiambo, on the recovery side of this issue)
- Community and prayer sustain sisters helping victims of trafficking (GSR Salgado, on sisters relying on their faith and spirituality for hope)
- GSR's Trafficking section
- Q & A with Sr. Jean Schafer (GSR Salgado)
- GSR feature series tag, on Talitha Kum's 10th anniversary in Rome
- Talitha Kum study, prayer, and action packet, PDF
- St. Josephine Bakhita prayer card (USCCB)
Sr. Gabriella Bottani, Comboni Missionary Sister and International Coordinator since 2015 of Talitha Kum, the international "network of networks" that unites Catholic sisters in 92 countries in the fight against human trafficking. The organization's effectiveness has been recognized by the U.S. State Department, which publishes an annual Trafficking in Person (TIP) Report, the world's most comprehensive source of information on human trafficking and in 2019 the TIP Report recognized Bottani as a TIP Hero for her role as the international coordinator.
Sr. Jean Schafer, Sister of the Divine Savior and board member of U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking and founder and editor for 17 years of the Stop Trafficking! Newsletter, a monthly publication that educates about the crime of human trafficking, and advocates for changes to address the needs of victims and the elimination of modern-day slavery across the world.