Jan. 14 Pray for all those working to bring traffickers and exploiters to justice
For law enforcement, that God grant them the wisdom to recognize situations of forced labor and sexual slavery, while working to protect its victims and punish its perpetrators, we pray to the Lord.
- Victim identification remains a significant challenge to U.S. efforts to prevent trafficking, prosecute perpetrators, and protect. The Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force has a comprehensive set of proposals to strengthen Texas law. Learn more by reviewing the 2020 Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force Report.
- Calculated as a 150-billion-dollar industry, modern day slavery has become the fastest growing source of illicit profit for criminals
- “Such situations are an affront to fundamental values which are shared by all cultures and peoples, values rooted in the very nature of the human person. The alarming increase in the trade in human beings…presents a serious threat to the security of individual nations and a question of international justice which cannot be deferred.” -- Pope John Paul II, Letter on the Occasion of the 2002 Conference: “Twenty-First Century Slavery – The Human Rights Dimension to Trafficking in Human Beings”
Call to action
You can report suspected human trafficking by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or online at humantraffickinghotline.org.
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