Human Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery

FACTS:

There are an estimated 21 million people in forced or coerced human trafficking worldwide. Of those 21 million individuals, about 68% are subjected to forced labor, while 22% are subjected to forced sexual exploitation.


Some traffickers it Atlanta earn up to $32,000 a week


Most victims are female


Trafficking victims suffer from sexual exploitation, forced labor, physical and mental abuse, and prostitution

QUOTE

“I’ve been held down like a piece of meat while monsters disguised as men violated me again & again. ”
Gladys Lawson, Blood Borne Connections


Isaiah 58:5-11: God declares the fasting he desires is the freedom of oppressed people and the care of those in need.

TAKING ACTION

We must look at the issues through the consistent ethic of life and realize that just because this is not happening to us, does not mean you should not take a stand. As we have learned through Catholic Social Teaching, we must cherish the dignity of everyone and work to make sure that even the poorest people are preferred.


Petition to contact local lawmakers to change current labor laws: Link is Below



National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1 (888) 373-7888