Written on: January 8, 2015
This Sunday, January 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day-a day dedicated to raising concern about sexual slavery and labor trafficking worldwide. It started in 2007, when the U.S. Senate designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Although the January date is a U.S. initiative, the United Nations also sets aside July 30 each year to focus on human trafficking, and the Vatican announced that the Pontifical Council for Migrants has designated February 8 as the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking.
Many religious congregations and faith communities are using the January and February dates to bookend a month of education, prayer, and action. The resources listed below provide only a sampling of the wonderful materials prepared by women religious:
Please visit our advocacy page for more information about Human Trafficking.