I am Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, with 21 million victims worldwide - more than at any time in history.1 While sex trafficking accounts for much of this fast-growing crime, it also includes forced labor, debt bondage, domestic servitude and the use of children in armed conflict.

Traffickers prey upon the poor and vulnerable. Widespread poverty and other factors such as civil unrest and migration have created a vast “supply” of potential victims. At the same time, the goods produced by the victims are sold all over the world, making us all inadvertent consumers of trafficked products. Therefore, strategies to combat trafficking must address both supply and demand.

The U.S. government has led the fight against human trafficking with a policy of preventing trafficking, protecting victims and prosecuting traffickers. CRS has addressed the issue with more than 145 projects around the world. We also have the opportunity to urge our leaders to combat human trafficking by enforcing transparency in corporate supply chains. Together, we can work toward eradicating human trafficking.


1 “ILO Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Slavery,” last modi ed September 15, 2015, http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/forced-labour/lang--en/index.htm. 
 

URGENT: TAKE ACTION NOW
Host a Candlelight Solidarity Walk

Organize your campus to respond to the pressing issue of Human Trafficking with a Candlelight Solidarity Walk. Include prayer, education, advocacy, and reflection, all in one event. Or, use the ideas to incorporate into an already-planned Human Trafficking event on campus. 

Sign a Letter

Turn your passion into action by urging Congress to keep supply chains transparent and free of products that are the result of human trafficking. It’s a quick and easy way to ensure your voice is heard. 

Buy a Fair Trade Candle

Purchase a Prosperity Candle through CRS for your own prayer, to give as a gift or for group reflection settings and experiences.  Your purchses support CRS programming around the world to put an end to human trafficking and modern slavery.


I AM HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101

Explore our wide range of tools and resources for mobilizing your campus to combat human trafficking. It’s everything you need to engage, educate and empower. 


LEARN & PRAY
I am Human Trafficking

The Hidden Face of Human Trafficking in Peru

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Campus Example: Villanova University's Ribbons for Human Trafficking

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Campus Example: Creighton University and I am Human Trafficking Advocacy

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Human Trafficking Photo Gallery

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Set All Captives Free

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CRS Human Trafficking Policy Paper

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Prayer for an end to Human Trafficking

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I Must Turn Back

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Human Trafficking in Albania

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Sri Lanka's Abused Maids

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Fighting Modern Day Slavery in India

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Protecting Young Women from Human Traffickers

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CRS Applauds Legislation to Prevent Child Sex Trafficking

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Policy Brief Details Isolated Cases of Slave Labor on Coffee Farms in Brazil

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USCCB Human Trafficking Toolkit

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President Obama Signs Girls Count Act into Law

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The Key that Opens Every Cage

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CRS Policy Page on Trafficking

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Helping Survivors of India's Sex-Slave Trade

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Rooting Out Modern Slavery in Coffee Supply Chains

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Farmworker Protections and Labor Conditions in Brazil's Coffee Sector

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FLC Session: The Case of Forced Labor

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FLC Session: Sex Trafficking

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Caritas Study on Connection between Migration and Trafficking

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7 Things You May Not Know about Human Trafficking & 3 Ways To Help

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Preserving Dignity in the Brazilian Amazon

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CRS Anti-Trafficking Projects in India

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CRS and Human Trafficking Power Point Presentation (Updated October 2016)

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Nirmala's Case Study

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Saving Girls from India's Sex Trade


CORE RESOURCES
Ambassador Calendar

Interactive calendar with hyperlinks to help plan your year on campus

I am the Cause. I am the Solution. Campaign Overview

A great summary of the campaign and three issue areas. 

Tips for Setting up an Advocacy Meeting

Quick tips for arranging an advocacy meeting with your members of Congress.

Tips for an Advocacy Meeting

Quick tips for ensuring that your advocacy meetings with Congress go well and are effective.

Recruiting One Pager

Quick tips for recruiting more people to join your efforts and attend your events.

Event Planning One Pager

Quick tips for planning great events on campus.


OTHER URGENT #IAM ISSUES
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35% of all women experience some form of violence in their adult lifetime. 86% of all children experience some form of violence before adulthood. (United Nations)
35% of women experience violence in their adult lifetime, and 86% of children before adulthood. @CatholicRelief http://education.crs.org/issues/peacebuilding
Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, with an estimated 20 million individuals globally living in slavery today. (The United Nation's International Labor Organization's 2012 Estimate on Forced Labor)
Every country is affected by trafficking: An estimated 20M people globally live in slavery today. @CatholicRelief http://education.crs.org/issues/migration