Catholic Colleges Aid Human Trafficking Survivors

James Dearie

Catholic colleges and universities are indispensable in the fight against human trafficking, says a recent study by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA).

"Catholic campuses are vital incubators for survivor-based work," the report, titled "Agents of Awakening: Review of Anti-Human Trafficking Activities at U.S. Catholic Colleges and Universities," says.

Human trafficking, defined in the report as "the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings through forced labor, involuntary servitude, or sexual exploitation," has become a $150 billion industry, trafficking over 40 million people, of whom 30 million are female and 10 million are children, according to the International Labour Organization.

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