Human Trafficking and Slavery

Center for Human Trafficking Awareness

"Human Trafficking is A Plague on Humanity" - Pope Francis

“Out of the Darkness”
Refugees, immigrants, human trafficking victims find themselves trapped
Catholics invited to participate through prayer, action - USCCB

Fast Facts

Human Trafficking

  • Human Trafficking in the News - A Catholic Perspective -
  • International Meeting of Pastoral Care for the Liberation of Women on the Street -
  • In the United States, "people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves." - Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Living in the shadows: Religion's response to human trafficking - CBS News
  • Survey: How many slaves work for you? -
  • "There are 27 million slaves in the world today.." -
  • "Traffic of human beings is a $10-billion growth industry" - Catholic Relief Services
  • United States: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • USCCB Anti-trafficking program staff at 202.541.3357 - USCCB
  • College Students Across All Majors Strive to End Human Trafficking - Today's Catholic News

Human trafficking is dependent upon
the generous donations of silence and inaction. ~ E.L.D.

Break My Heart, by Jonny Diaz

Published 09.21.2011
Updated and Republished 01.03.2014; 04.18.2015