January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Human Trafficking DHS

Unbeknownst to most, human trafficking is a prevalent crime that takes place in plain sight.  On any given day, between 25 and 40 million men, women, and children are victimized by human trafficking. 

While you may feel there is little that you can do to help combat this human atrocity, there is actually much you can do, including learning the signs and keeping a watchful eye to help identify victims of human trafficking

The U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking have a complete toolkit with educational materials, prayers, events, and action items that anyone can take to help end human trafficking.

The USCCB offers parishes the SHEPHERD program with prayers, event plans, and practical suggestions like film screenings. The Amistad program is another resource to help parishes fight trafficking in their immigrant communities.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco is hosting a rosary and webinar on February 8, the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking and

the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita.

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