Slavery and Human Trafficking

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CRS sponsored a Run Against Trafficking Race in November, 2014, in Tacloban City, Philippines as part of an awareness program. Catholics Confront Global Poverty invite you to raise your awareness. Learn more. photo by Charlie David Martinez for CRS
CRS sponsored a Run Against Trafficking Race in November, 2014, in Tacloban City, Philippines as part of an awareness program. Photo by Charlie David Martinez for CRS

 

Trafficking Facts

  • Estimates consistently place the number of trafficking victims in the millions worldwide
  • Victims are disproportionately women
  • The two most reported types of slavery are sexual exploitation and forced labor

 

Stories

Child Victims of Human Trafficking

It's a problem that's hidden in plain sight. On street corners in Albania, children are begging for money. But the money goes to adults. The children are victims of human trafficking.

From Indian Red-Light District to Green Thumb
Girls and young women find refuge from Mumbai's brothels and embrace a new life with the support of CRS and partner Prerana.

Trapped in Slavery
Each year, some 10,000 Brazilians, lured by promises of lucrative jobs, fall prey to a system that chains them to debt, isolation and abuse.

Helping Survivors of India's Sex-Slave Trade
Prajwala and Catholic Relief Services team up in India to nurture and support young women who have endured the horror of sex trafficking.

 

The Catholic Response

Learn more about how the Catholic Church and other Catholic organizations are fighting to end slavery and human trafficking.

 

Expert Resources

Use these expert resources to learn more about how other organizations are fighting to end slavery and human trafficking.

 

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