Anti-Trafficking Newsletter
December 2020
The Impact of Faith and Community Leaders in Countering Human Trafficking

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the TVPA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives hosted a webinar to highlight the work of faith and community leaders to combat modern day slavery. Witness for yourself the work that is being done on the ground, as well as plans that DHS has to centralize their anti-trafficking programs.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

More than ever, perpetrators are targeting children online. NCMEC has seen a 93.3.% increase in online child enticement since the outbreak of the pandemic. Please help to safeguard children from becoming victims of child sex trafficking.. Sign the Safety Pledge and commit to teaching the boys and girls in your life how to protect themselves.

Risk factors for Native American
women and youth

November was Native American Heritage month - a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native people. This month we call our readers to reflect upon risk factors that Native women and youth face when it comes to sex trafficking and why such cases do not receive the attention they deserve. Take a moment to watch an important documentary highlighted by the U.S. Catholic Sisters against Human Trafficking on their YouTube Channel to learn more:
Ethical Business that is...
Crazy about Chocolate, Serious about People

We often speak about using our consumer power to hold companies accountable for ensuring their supply chains are free of slave labor. Equally important is to uplift those businesses that are working hard to clean up their supply chains AND that disseminate their efforts to their consumers. Read about Chocolonely and if you are impressed, pick up some of their chocolate at a nearby store such as CVS!

Freedom First Publication
U.S. Department of State
Celebrating 20 years of Progress to Combat Human Trafficking

2020 has been a trying year for all. But one thing we can be proud of is the fact that this year represents 2 decades of progress to eradicate commercial sex exploitation and forced labor. Join the U.S. Department of State in reflecting upon: (a) the origins of the TVPA of 2000, (b) major accomplishments over the past 20 years and, (c) the anti-trafficking work still left to do by current and future generations.

Promoting the Well being of Migrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking
The Role of Local,Community, and Faith Based Organizations

It is our pleasure to introduce you to another excellent webinar about combating modern day slavery from the ground up. If you missed this panel hosted by the John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy and USCCB last month, check out the recording to hear from four stellar leaders representing faith based organizations dedicated to promoting the well-being of survivors of trafficking.