by Renae Bauer
published February 2016
You’ve heard of drug trafficking and arms trafficking but have you heard of human trafficking?
Human trafficking uses threat, coercion, abduction or fraud to recruit and/or transport persons who are then exploited for sexual or labor purposes. This heinous, multi-billion dollar crime happens everywhere including rural and urban regions here and abroad.
Without a doubt, human trafficking is grave violation of human dignity which is why the Wisconsin members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious decided to act. A task force, including representatives from our Community, developed a Wisconsin-based toolkit to help parishes raise awareness of human trafficking and to act locally. All five diocesan Bishops approved the kit; copies were mailed in February and March to Wisconsin’s 755 parishes.
View the toolkit contents here.
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