National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
The Economy of Slavery
As shameful as it sounds, there is actually a significant portion of our economy that depends on the profits of human slavery. Click here for an analysis from the anti-trafficking organization Talitha Kum. For more resources regarding human trafficking, click here.
There are a number of virtual events that you can attend to learn more about human trafficking and how it can be prevented. For the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking calendar, please click here.
CCOAHT’s members have developed a National Human Trafficking Prevention Month toolkit. You can also join the Become a SHEPHERD community and incorporate anti-trafficking into your ministries and activities.
- See the Human Trafficking Section of the JFI Website!
- Pray to End Human Trafficking
- Plan to celebrate the February 8th Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was enslaved and received her freedom with the support of the Cannossian Sisters.
- The Catholic Church has designated her Feast as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection, and Action against Human Trafficking.
- Please join USCCB’s Anti-Trafficking Department, The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy, and the Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking for a virtual event to reflect and pray for the 40.3 million women, men, and children trapped in modern-day slavery.
- U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT)