UNANIMA believes in preventing human trafficking by eliminating demand. In the case of women and children, the most demanded form of human trafficking is sex trafficking. Demand, however, does not simply begin with the desires of the “consumers” of sex trafficking. It begins with the commodification and exploitation of women and some men everywhere: advertisements, internet, television shows, etc. The extent to which the demand for sex has been normalized and is even increasing in our societies is shown clearly in the socio-cultural, economic, and political connections between pornography, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Join us in learning more about the drivers of demand and ways to take action.
Phase 1 of the campaign seeks to educate and raise awareness about demand. From 2007 to 2009, UNANIMA developed and distributed a series of resources in four languages to present information on the issue and campaign. Phase 1 materials are available for download below.
Phase 2 of the campaign focuses on persons vulnerable to and/or likely to abuse trafficked persons. In 2010, UNANIMA held a workshop for English-speaking youth from around the world to develop an approach for campaigning and identify effective tools.
Campaign Vision Statement (PDF)
Campaign Process and Timeline (PDF)
Backgrounder 1 (PDF)
Backgrounder 2 (PDF)
Prayer Resource Guide 1 (PDF)
Prayer Resource Guide 2 (PDF)
Torn Woman (PDF)
Action Grid (PDF)
Facilitator’s Action Grid (PDF)
Action Postcard (PDF)
Resources List (PDF)
Theological Reflection (DOC)
Theological Reflection (PPT)
Florence Deacon: ‘How Do We Eliminate Demand’ (DOC)
Susan Maloney: ‘Made in the Image of God’ (DOC)
Newsletter Template (DOC)
2013 is International Year of Water Cooperation! Water cooperation is a key to security, poverty eradication, social equity, and gender equality. World Water Day is March 22. Here are some resources (posters, short films, video, activities, and information), passed on by Renaude Gregoire:
For ten years our NGO has done significant educational work around the theme of trafficking, in several countries. Last year, UNANIMA International sponsored a project in Nairobi, which brought together a group of young people for some training sessions/ workshops on trafficking and on how to stop the demand. Then the youth went out and taught over 300 other young people what they had learned. We are repeating the project this year, and are bringing three people to give a side event at the UN, for the Commission on the Status of Women (Friday March 8 at 10:30—pray for their success!) Here are the panelists:
Our workshop in Tamale, Ghana (on human trafficking) is still scheduled for April 25 and 26 of this year. Communities who have sisters in Eastern Africa (e.g. Togo, Cameroon, Gabon, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire) might want to let them know this is happening. Holy Child Sister Cecilia Nya ( email@example.com ) is acting as the contact for this event, RE information on visas, housing, and transportation. We hope this will provide UNANIMA communities in the region an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas. S. Michele will be attending this event also.
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