1 IN 4 VICTIMS OF MODERN SLAVERY ARE CHILDREN

- INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
SEPTEMBER 2017

 

"HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS AN OPEN WOUND ON THE BODY OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY...IT IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY."

- HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

 

"YOU MAY CHOOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY BUT YOU CAN NEVER SAY AGAIN THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW."

- WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

 

THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 40 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TRAPPED IN MODERN SLAVERY.

- INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
SEPTEMBER 2017

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Research, Outreach, and Education

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy is designed to conduct research, outreach and education in the field of human trafficking. In particular, it offers specialized training and technical assistance to law enforcement, lawyers, healthcare providers, teachers, students, researchers, religious institutions and the community at large on issues related to the crime of trafficking in persons. It looks at trafficking in persons as a gross violation of human rights and as an affront to the dignity of the human being.

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Human Trafficking Academy featured in Emmy Award-Winning Film “TRAPPED”

The short documentary film produced by Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen in conjunction with A Voice in the Wilderness Empowerment Center (AVITWEC), was screened during the Spring 2017 Human Trafficking Academy. The film exposes a raw but intimate face of the hidden world of human trafficking and the nexus with mental illness, drug addiction, foster care and suicide. Amid the crisis and chaos this short film illuminates a path towards hope.