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To see how you might participate along with UNANIMA’s communities, take a look at some of the activities mentioned in each particular program. Here are only a few examples of organizations in which our members are actively participating:

 

U.S. CatholScreen Shot 2015-02-06 at 12.04.34 PMic Sisters Against Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate modern-day slavery. See their website for more information on members, their work, and their vision.

 

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Water with Blessings, an organization founded in Kentucky, USA, brings filtration systems to women in households with limited access to clean water in developing countries. Using portable and affordable materials–a five-gallon bucket a modified kidney dialysis filtration kit–mothers and daughters of a community are able to provide safe drinking and cleaning water to their families, as well as train others in the purification process. Why are women the beacons of this project? Learn more  on their website.

 

SaintBakhitaThe Bakhita Initiative is a resource network for and by US-based congregations fighting the scourge of human trafficking. It includes various websites offering support for victims, guides to conduct outreach, and other educational material in order to emphasize the impact of networking between organizations and their collective reach to end modern slavery.

 

 

logoAs migrants’ rights and immigration policy become burgeoning issues globally, so do efforts to support and mediate relationships between employers and workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers represents the diverse voice of laborers in the corporate agricultural realm. In 2013 UNANIMA presented activist Nely Rodriguez with the Woman of Courage Award for her work in the Coalition and empowering migrants. Read more about her here.

talithakum[From their website]: The International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons is a network within UISG which originates from a project implemented in collaboration with IOM and funded by the US Government, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Its goals are to: share information, research, best practices, experiences, human and material resources, strategies; strengthen/intensify communication through the existing and possible means; and provide training so as to enable members to intervene in a strategic way on the causes of trafficking.

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The Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans are endorsed by Catholic Religious Australia – the peak body for 190 religious orders in Australia, representing 8000 religious sisters, brothers and priests — and are committed to working together towards the elimination of human trafficking in Australia, in Asia, the Pacific and Internationally.

Logo_CATHII__carr__Le Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale (CATHII) is an organization founded in 2004 with roots from Quebéc, Canada, addressing the demand side of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. CATHII works together with other religious communities on both the local and international level in order to empower those who are vulnerable and provide support for those affected by trafficking.