1 IN 4 VICTIMS OF MODERN SLAVERY ARE CHILDREN

- INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
SEPTEMBER 2017

 

“ENSLAVE THE LIBERTY OF BUT ONE HUMAN BEING AND THE LIBERTIES OF THE WORLD ARE PUT IN PERIL.”

- WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON

 

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

- INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION
SEPTEMBER 2017

 

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

- WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

 

"WE DECLARE ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR CREEDS THAT MODERN DAY SLAVERY, IN TERMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, FORCED LABOR AND PROSTITUTION, AND ORGAN TRAFFICKING, IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY."

- HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

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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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ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS

International Day of Prayer & Awareness Against
Human Trafficking

On February 7th, 2019, The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy brought together students and members of the community for a service and candlelight vigil to commemorate International Day of Prayer & Awareness Against Human Trafficking.

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.