Human Trafficking Awareness
Gather your prayer group and pray for an end to human trafficking. Use the following links to download our prayer cards (8 to a sheet) and the accompanying information sheet.
See the Franciscan Action Network website for information on the subject of human trafficking and for resources at http://franciscanaction.org/issues/human-trafficking.
A prayer to St. Josephine Bakhita: http://omiusajpic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bakhita-prayer.pdf
A prayer to end human trafficking: https://www.chausa.org/prayers/prayer-library/general-prayers-and-prayer-services/healing-and-health/a-prayer-for-victims-of-human-trafficking
Learn How to Help Stop Human Trafficking
If you are a victim or are aware of a possible victim. please call (24/7) the toll-free National Trafficking Hotline to seek help:
Project IRENE Anti-Trafficking Resources
“What I’ve Been Through Is Not Who I Am”
This is a 21-minute film which exposes the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States. This documentary won Best Short Documentary at the Filmanthropy Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA in May. Through the voices of survivors, law enforcement and prosecutors from across the country, the documentary calls for policies and laws to protect the victims. Note: The anti-trafficking laws passed in Illinois are designed to protect the victims and are a model for the nation. Contact ECPATUSA for more information about this documentary. The executive director is Carol Smolenski, 718 935-9192.
“Nefarious 1: Merchant of Souls”
This documentary by filmmaker Benjamin Nolot exposes the disturbing reality of modern sex slavery. This feature-length documentary, which has won six awards, is the first of three films that he is producing on human trafficking.
Girls Like Us
This book by Rachel Lloyd is authentic and deeply touching. The realities of the modern-day slave trade are portrayed realistically.
Those who have received restitution payments from those convicted of human trafficking do not need to include those payments in gross income for Federal income tax purposes. This announcement was made by the Internal Revenue Service in January 2013. This ruling is good news for those who receive restitution payments.
Thank you for partnering with Project IRENE,an initiative of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in Illinois, to impact systems change for women and children in Illinois.Project IRENERose Mary Meyer, BVMDirector2319 ClarenceBerwyn, IL 60402708 484-0270708 484-8373 (fax)firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking these important actions in the fight against human trafficking.