Human Trafficking Academy director, Dr. Roza Pati, was interviewed on Catholic Close-Up with Michael Roberts on Living Bread Radio Network regarding the social phenomenon of human trafficking. Dr. Pati discussed the upcoming 5-Day Human Trafficking Academy on July 15-19, 2019, which will focus on commercial sexual exploitation through the lens of major sporting events. She highlighted the importance of listening to survivors’ unique perspectives on how to improve our framework and methodology in confronting human trafficking.
Dr. Pati also discussed the indispensable role of faith-based institutions in combatting human trafficking, by exemplifying the contribution of the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking’s Labeling for Lent initiative in which national and international Catholic agencies, including the Academy, pressed the Costco Corporation for more transparency in their fishing supply chain. She also referenced The Pastoral Orientation on Human Trafficking, a Vatican document produced under the direct auspices of Pope Francis. She encouraged faith-based organizations as well as the lay community to read this enormously important document and to effectively engage in concrete action to confront human trafficking. “There is a role for everyone to play, and no effort is too small,” she concluded.
To listen to Dr. Pati’s full radio interview, click below.
To read the full text of The Pastoral Orientation on Human Trafficking, click here.