Action: Get Involved
•    Donate your old cell phones – Save the Lives of Others
o    Phones4Freedom: http://www.phones4freedom.org. The Phones4Freedom program reuses and recycles old or broken cellphones and uses them to help warn remote villages in impoverished communities, conflict zones, and areas of trafficking operations.
•    Request the Red Sand Project Toolkit: A project that helps raise awareness of the vulnerabilities that lead to human trafficking. The toolkit includes red sand and a tip sheet for the project: http://bit.ly/1Nkmzcj
•    Know your footprint? Be responsible consumers and buy slave-free products. Become a consumer for justice. 
o    Call on businesses to lend a hand to end human trafficking. Make human trafficking their business! (In an era of corporate irresponsibility where companies may be part of supply networks that lend to human trafficking, partnerships with companies to break this cycle are essential.)
o    Send a letter to companies telling them you want to purchae products and services made in a free world. 
o    Visit local hotels: 
•    The Code: http://www.thecode.org
•    Leadership Conference of Religious Women (LCWR) Sex-Trafficking in the Hotel Industry: http://bit.ly/1Nlb70b
o    Visit local salons: http://www.salon.com/topic/human_trafficking/ 

•    Be alert when traveling.
o    Innocents at Risk - Flight Attendant Initiative: http://bit.ly/1HzW5TS
o    Support human trafficking legislation
•    Cite examples
o    Make your voice heard! Text, tweet, post, etc.
•    Organize a screening of a documentary on human trafficking – invite a trafficked person, or a representative from an NGO working to abolish human trafficking to speak

 

List key organizations that are working against human trafficking
•    UNANIMA International: STOP THE DEMAND - http://www.unanima-international.org/what-we-do/campaigns/stop-the-demand
•    U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking: http://www.sistersagainsttrafficking.org
•    U.S. Federation Sisters of Saint Joseph: http://bit.ly/1QPYigy
•    Not for Sale: https://notforsalecampaign.org
•    Slavery FootPrint: http://slaveryfootprint.org
•    End Slavery Now: http://endslaverynow.com
•    Body Shop: ECPAT International and local NGO partners around the world to campaign to Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People, resulting in one of the largest campaigns ever - http://www.ecpat.net
•    End Slavery Now: Polaris: https://polarisproject.org
•    Sisters of the Divine Savior: http://bit.ly/1QOqAYN
o    SDS Hope House: a safe house for women who escaped or have been rescued from a situation of enslavement: http://www.stopenslavement.org/sdshopehouse.html  
•    Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST): http://bit.ly/1l19ZEj
•    Not on Our Turf: Project Stay Gold: http://projectstaygold.org/not-on-our-turf/ 
•    Agape International Missions: http://agapewebsite.org
•    Covenant House:
•    Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Human Beings: http://bit.ly/1YDU90G
•    Faith Alliance Aganst Slavery and Traffiking (FAAST): http://faastinternational.org
•    Compassion 2 One: http://www.compassion2one.org 

 

Resources

http://www.unanima-international.org/wp-content/uploads/HT-Reflection-Prayer-Jan-11-Feb-8-2016.pdf/

https://sharedhope.org/resources/research/ 

 

Polaris Project — This organization operates the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, conducts trainings, and provides vital services to victims of trafficking

Shared Hope International — This organization is a global leader in the fight against sex trafficking, providing prevention resources for teens, training for professionals, restorative care for survivors, research, and policy initiatives.

Human Trafficking 101 for School Administrators and Staff — The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign training materials

Human Trafficking in America's Schools — The U.S. Department of Education's January 2015 Report

Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools  — This resource from the U.S. Department of Education provides an overview of human trafficking and how it affects schools

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Presidential Proclamation — The White House press release with President Obama's proclamation

All We Want is Love: Liberation of Victims Everywhere — This organization fights trafficking through education, training, and rescue resources

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — This is another federal program to stop human trafficking

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — This is one of the primary federal agencies responsible for combating human trafficking

 

Coalition Of Catholic Organizations Against Human (USCCB): http://bit.ly/1EfqP7d
•    African Women Religious Conference
•    Catholic Charities USA
•    Catholic Health Association
•    Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
•    Catholic Relief Services
•    Commonwealth Catholic Charities
•    Conference of Major Superiors of Men
•    Covenant House
•    Franciscan Action Network
•    Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY: http://www.fsalleg.org/jptraffic.html
•    Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: http://bit.ly/1PWn1zA
•    Jesuit Refugee Services
•    Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns
•    National Catholic Student Coalition
•    National Council of Catholic Women
•    School Sisters of Notre Dame/Shalom North America: http://bit.ly/1l2FDBt
•    Sioux City Diocesan Peace and Justice Commission
•    Sisters of the Good Shepherd: http://bit.ly/1NDZVh8
•    USCCB/Catholic Campaign for Human Development
•    USCCB/Committee on Women in Society and the Church
•    USCCB/International Justice & Peace
•    USCCB/Migration & Refugee Services

 

•    Petition: We ____ parish join Pope Francis and other world leaders and people of good will, to eradicate modern day slaver.  (Refer: Religious leaders vow to eradicate modern-day slavery – Rueters)

 

Eight Brands Fighting Human Trafficking

http://consciousmagazine.co/8-brands-fighting-human-trafficking-need-know/