Anti-Trafficking Newsletter
July 2020
Mark your Calendars!
Webinar on World Day against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 1pm EST

Hear directly from local and national Catholic organizations about their work to combat forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation. Find the login information for the July 30th webinar sponsored by Justice for Immigrants
Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT)

Are you a Catholic organization working to combat human trafficking? Consider joining  CCOAHT
a faith-based coalition comprised of over 35 national and international agencies that engages in and promotes a four pronged approach to help eliminate the scourge of human trafficking: Prevention, Prosecution, Protection, and Partnership Learn about CCOAHT  here!.

Human Trafficking Academy 
July 27-31, 2020 

The renowned John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University School of Law will host a 5 day certification program on labor trafficking, Learn how YOU can deepen your knowledge on a form of trafficking that is still widely unknown and ignored.

Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.
July 26, 6pm EST

Don't miss this free panel discussion with the authors of the newly released book Migrant Crossings, which delves into the personal experiences of Asian and Latino migrants trafficked in the United States.

Register for the
Emerging Issues: Housing Solutions during
July 15, 1pm EST

Join NHTTAC experts  to learn about promising practices that facilitate access to housing for human trafficking survivors and to better understand how individuals experiencing homelessness have a heightened risk to human trafficking.
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Our Team
Associate Director of Anti-Trafficking

Case Monitoring Specialist 

Lisa Lungren, M.A.
National Outreach and Education Coordinator

It Begins with Each of Us!
Let's Spread the Word about:
Let's join the U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) and CCOAHT in spreading the word about the  #WorldDayAgainstHumanTrafficking this July!  

How to begin? Change your Facebook/Twitter cover photo for the rest of the month and share postings designed by USCSAHT! 
Fun Fact: The United Nations organizes the World Day against Trafficking in Persons each year, "to raise awareness, encourage vigilance and gain support for prevention of human trafficking". 

 2020 TIP Report Release!
Download your special anniversary edition

The 2020 TIP Report, published annually by the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is available for download

This 20th edition covers how the report - a critical diplomatic tool to hold countries across the globe accountable for combating trafficking - has evolved over the past two decades. Topics of special interest include: Trauma bonding in human trafficking, accountability for  UN peacekeepers, faith based efforts to combat human trafficking, trafficking of athletes, the intersection between human trafficking and addiction, and much more.

Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul and the Office of Migration & Modern Day Slavery

In 2012, the Daughters of Charity in the U.S. and Canada adopted a united stance in support of human rights and in opposition to human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation and forced labor.     The Daughters, convinced that awareness raising and activism are crucial pillars to ending human trafficking, work daily to compel others to take action. How?  The Daughters of Charity's Office of Migration and Modern Day Slavery galvanizes community members to become agents of change through small but powerful acts of advocacy. An excellent way to become familiar with their work and to become part of the solution is to review their website: JUST FREEDOM

  Whether you need the latest information on sex trafficking, forced labor, pornography, internet safety, fair trade, or migration, this site is for you.    Find statistics, warning signs, myths, reports, and examples of what You can do to make a difference.    You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter!

A Shield Against the Monster 
Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

Per the authors of  A Shield Against the Monster, "the average age of formal entry into commercial sexual exploitation, what many people erroneously call child prostitution in the United States is eleven to fourteen." Do you want to understand more about sex trafficking of minors in our country and come away with specific actions that YOU can take form part of the solution?  Ann Marie Jones, a peer recovery specialist at Dawn's Place and Carol Hart, an ally for survivors and consultant to The Salvation Army's New Day to Stop Human Trafficking Program, guides readers through "the dark tunnel of the realities of sex trafficking" and help them to "emerge equipped to shield their community's children". Learn more about the book and read reviews online!
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