January (Human Trafficking Awareness Month) may be behind us, but it is still a good time to check the resources (English, some Spanish) available from U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT). UNANIMA is an active member of this group, which has recently posted new educational study modules including modules on “Human Trafficking and Children,” “Human Trafficking and Environmental Refugees,” and “Addressing Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting.” On the “Faith Resources” page, monthly parish bulletin inserts or short announcements in English and Spanish can help inform the Catholic community about the sin of human trafficking.
The group now has more than 76 members, including religious congregations, anti-trafficking coalitions, and individual partners. Many new representatives are actively participating in the work groups (Communications, Educational Resources, Legislative Advocacy and Survivor Support). Information posted on the Facebook page is reaching between 3,000 – 4,000 people each week. They invite more congregations and coalitions to join in this work. See: http://www.sistersagainsttrafficking.org/join-us/
Another resource is the attached toolkit produced by an interfaith group—it includes a number of links to USCSAHT: http://www.ucc.org/justice_womens-issues_human-trafficking.