Stop Trafficking
The Stop Trafficking newsletter, hosted by the STOP ENSLAVEMENT web domain, serves as a forum
for exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations:

• to promote awareness re. human trafficking
• to exchange best practices in advocacy for and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking;
• to recommend actions to counter human trafficking.

Stop Trafficking! is made possible through
supportive sponsorship of national
and international congregations of
women religious and their partners.



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How to report suspected incidences of human trafficking:
Call the U.S. Dept. of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force Complaint Line:
1-888-428-7581 or contact a local FBI Office.
Contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888 which operates 24/7 or
text 'HELP' at BeFree (233733) to report or get help.


See the Stop Trafficking Archives
for study/action modules on issues causing human trafficking,
as well as handy one-page handouts to use
in educational settings and to spread awareness.

The HumanTraffickingSearch site is content-driven search portal,
which compiles online resources on Human Trafficking
worldwide in 14 languages.

Prostitution Research and Education (PRE),
a nonprofit organization, conducts research on prostitution, pornography
and trafficking, and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public and policymakers.


The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) sponsors the
Blue Heart Campaign against human trafficking.

Blue Heart

The Blue Heart represents the sadness of those who are trafficked
while reminding us of the cold-heartedness of those who buy and sell
fellow human beings. The use of the blue UN color also demonstrates
the commitment of the United Nations to combating this crime
against human dignity.

By wearing the Blue Heart you raise awareness of this crime
and join the campaign to fight it.
Materials and more information on the Blue Heart campaign
can be found at

Human Trafficking Resource Center

Human TraffickingTask Force e-Guide

The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center
provides updates on current and pending U.S. legislation.
On the site you may customize e-letters to legislators and
pass information along to colleagues.

Contacting the Congress is a site that provides complete up-to-date information on each senator and representative, their addresses,
phone and fax numbers, and e- mail addresses.

Coalitions of Women Religious

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT)

Religious of Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE)

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)

Talitha Kum, Arise!

Shelters Operated
by Women Religious

Dawn's Place
Philadelphia, PA

LifeWay House 1 and LifeWay House 2
Metro New York City, NY

The Bakhita House
Greater Boston, MA

Other Resources

Breaking the Snares, a free 33-page educational packet,
is available for parish use. Developed by Sheila Novak SDS,
it provides information on human trafficking and practical ways
to involve the faith community in learning and acting against
this human rights abuse.
Versions of Breaking the Snares
are available for Jewish, Evangelical, Lutheran
and Catholic traditions. To order:

Teachers Manual by Pierrette Boissé CND.
Contact Jeanne Bonneau CND:

Download the 'Trafficking in Women and Children, an Information
and Workshop Kit
, produced by the Justice and Peace Committee
of the International Union of Superiors General, Rome.
Available also in French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian and Polish.
To order the UISG kits in the other languages.

Declaration of the UISG Network

Corporate Stance:
Religious congregations and collaborators that have taken a corporate stance against human trafficking.

  • Bendictine Sisters
    of Chicago, IL
  • Benedictine Sisters
    of Cottonwood, ID
  • Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS
  • Conference of Benedictine
    Prioresses (57 monasteries)
  • Congregation of Notre Dame
  • Congregation of St. Agnes,
    Fond du Lac, WI
  • Congregation of St. Joseph
  • Daughters of Charity
    of St. Vincent de Paul
    U.S. & Canada (Prov. of the West
    & Prov. of St. Louise)
  • Daughters of the Holy Spirit
  • Daughters of Wisdom, US Province
  • Dominicans of Adrian, MI
  • Dominicans of Blauvelt, NY
  • Dominicans of Caldwell, NJ
  • Dominicans of Mission San Jose, CA
  • Dominicans of Oxford, MI
  • Dominicans of Racine, WI
  • Dominicans of San Rafael, CA
  • Dominicans of Sinsinawa, WI
  • Dominicans of Sparkill, NY
  • Dominicans of Springfield, IL
  • Dominicans of Tacoma, WA
  • Dominican Sisters of Peace
  • Federation of the Sisters
    of St. Joseph, Region 1
  • Franciscan Federation
  • Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, NY
  • Franciscan Sisters of Peace
  • Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters
  • Holy Union Sisters
  • Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility’s (ICCR) Human Trafficking Subcommittee
  • International Congregation
    of Notre Dame
  • Lay Salvatorians
  • Loretto Justice and Peace Network
  • Loretto Women’s Network
  • Missionary Sisters of the Sacred
    Heart of Jesus
    (Stella Maris Prov. NY)
  • Missionary Franciscan Sisters of
    the Immaculate Conception
  • Religious of the Good Shepherd
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart
    of Mary
  • ReligiousSisters of Charity
  • School Sisters of St. Francis
  • Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, USA Province
  • Servants of Mary, Ladysmith, WI
  • Sisters for Christian Community
    Desert and Mountain Region
  • Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Sisters of Charity of Halifax
  • Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, KY
  • Sisters of Christian Charity
  • Sisters of Divine Providence
  • Sisters of Divine Providence,
    Marie de la Roche Prov.
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sisters of the Divine Savior
  • Sisters of the Holy Cross
  • Sisters of the Holy Family
  • Sisters of the Holy Names
    of Jesus and Mary
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
    Northeast Community
  • Sisters of Notre Dame,
    California Province
  • Sisters of Notre Dame,
    Chardon Province
  • Sisters of Notre Dame,
    Covington Province
  • Sisters of Notre Dame
    Toledo, OH Province
  • Sisters of Notre Dame
    de Namur, USA
  • Sisters of the Order
    of St. Basil the Great
  • Sisters of Providence
    of St. Vincent de Paul,
    Ontario Canada
  • Sisters of Saint Anne
    St. Marie Province
    USA, Canada, and Chile
  • Sisters of St. Basil
  • Sisters of Saint Dominic
    of Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Sisters of St. Felix of Cantalicio (Felician Sisters)
  • Sisters of Saint Francis
    of Colorado Springs
  • Sisters of Saint Francis
    of the Holy Cross, Green Bay, WI
  • Sisters of St. Francis
    of Mary Immaculate
  • Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
  • Sisters of St. Francis
    of Redwood City, CA
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Boston, MA
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Carondelet, Los Angeles
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Chambery
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Chestnut Hill, PA
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny,
    Prov. of USA and Canada
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Concordia, KS
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, CA
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace
  • Sisters of St. Joseph
    of Springfield, MA
  • Sisters of St. Mary of Namur
  • Society of the Divine Savior
    (Salvatorian Priests and Brothers)
  • Society of the Holy Child Jesus,
    Amer. Prov.
  • Ursuline Sisters of the Roman
    Union USA-East
  • U. S. Governance Circle,
    Missionary Franciscan Sisters
    of the Immaculate Conception