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Human Trafficking

Presbyterian ministries call for end to violence and sexual abuse

Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S. One in three women and one in four men are physically abused by an intimate partner, totaling more than 10 million abuse victims annually, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).

World Day Against Trafficking Persons is July 30

At least two and a half million people are trapped in modern-day slavery according to information released by the United Nations in 2015. One in four of those who are kidnapped, tricked or manipulated into some form of slavery such as forced labor, organ removal or prostitution is a child.

Confronting the Horrors of Human Trafficking

Estimates of the number of victims vary widely, but the International Labour Organization calculates that 21 million people are in forced labor. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), spurred by its General Assembly, is seeking to become more aware and involved at every level of the denomination.

Making inroads against human trafficking

The following article was originally printed in theJanuary/February 2016 issue, “Children of God—not for sale,” of Presbyterians Today. When Jill Bolander Cohen’s stepdaughter called her one afternoon, she didn’t expect her stepdaughter to be asking for her to help a high school victim of human trafficking. “This young woman’s mother sold her to a trafficker… Read more »

Damayan Migrant Workers Association protects rights of workers

By Wayne Gnatuk | Self-Development of People Lydia finally escaped. From the Philippines, she had come to the United States as a volunteer with her church’s religious mission. At first, she did fundraising work for the church but, after two years, Lydia was sent to New Jersey to serve as a church secretary. Instead, she… Read more »