Human trafficking is the exploitation of a person through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. The rising number of climate refugees worldwide today exposes more and more people to becoming victims of human trafficking. Called by the Gospel mandate and our Catholic social teaching on the dignity of all persons, we are compelled to take action against human trafficking, modern day slavery.
We commit to:
- Educate ourselves and others by exposing the truth about modern-day slavery in its many forms, including the burgeoning exploitation through the internet and social media.
- Advocate for change by contacting elected officials and demanding protection for the victims in trafficking legislation.
- Encourage education of hotel, airline, airport personnel and other relevant groups so they can identify those who may be victims of trafficking and make the necessary contacts to help victims.
- Identify and make known the local agencies who give protection and support to survivors.