Human Trafficking Overview

What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. Victims are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of commercial sex or forced labor. Victims are children, teenagers, women, and men.

Catholic and other health care organizations and their health care professionals can help victims of human trafficking by being alert to the problem and realizing patients they are treating may be victims.
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Upcoming Events


Human Trafficking Networking Conference Calls

The Catholic Health Association, in collaboration with other Catholic organizations through the Catholic Campaign Against Human Trafficking, hosts twice-annual networking conference calls to allow for an exchange of information among CHA members and other partner organizations on their and activities and to explore what, as a united ministry, we can do together. 

Upcoming Calls:

  • Dec. 12, 2019 — noon to 1 p.m. ET
Learn more and access previous call recording and resources

On-Demand Webinar Recordings


Human Trafficking Awareness Resources from CHA

Developed to raise awareness among staff of CHA member organizations of the problem of human trafficking, CHA has developed a flyer on the chocolate trade as well as two general awareness posters — FREE for CHA members!

Faithfully United Against Human TraffickingFaithfully United Against Human Trafficking
Download a copy:
8.5x11 (English)
8.5x11 (Spanish)
11x17 (English)
11x17 (Spanish)

Order copies (free posters and free shipping!)

 

Recoginize the Face of Human TraffickingRecognize the Face of Human Trafficking
Download a copy:
8.5x11 (English)
8.5x11 (Spanish)
11x17 (English)
11x17 (Spanish)

Order copies (free posters and free shipping!)

 

Easter-Themed Card about Cocoa TradeHuman Trafficking Initiative — Easter-Themed Flyer about the Cocoa Trade
» Download a flyer
» Order copies of the flyer
» Order copies of a card

 

Prayers

A prayer about human trafficking (Sisters of Christian Charity, Eastern Province, USA)

A prayer to end human Trafficking (Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.)


Prayers

A prayer about human trafficking (Sisters of Christian Charity, Eastern Province, USA)

A prayer to end human Trafficking (Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.)


Prayers

A prayer about human trafficking (Sisters of Christian Charity, Eastern Province, USA)

A prayer to end human Trafficking (Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.)


Additional Websites

These websites can help you find important information and resources for helping victims of human trafficking, such as these key organization that offer information and resource materials:

If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking, call the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline: (888) 373-7888.



Please Share on Social Media!

Please use the hashtag #humantrafficking as well as #CatholicHealth as you share your important work to combat human trafficking and serve those who are victims.

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Do you have a quote or message to add to the campaign? Email us at webteam@chausa.org to request a graphic creation.

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Pope Francis Decries Human Trafficking

In July, 2018, Pope Francis urged all people to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking. During remark in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ trafficking, begging rackets and other criminal activities.
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International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking (Feb. 8)

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A Reflection for National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (Jan. 11)

Access the Reflection