Take Action Against Human Trafficking

"All efforts must be made to eradicate this shameful and intolerable crime." - Pope Francis, February 8, 2017

Sex trafficking is modern-day slavery in which individuals perform commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Minors under the age of 18 engaging in commercial sex are considered to be victims of human trafficking, regardless of the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Sex traffickers target victims and use violence, threats, lies, false promises, debt bondage, or other forms of control and manipulation to keep victims involved in the sex industry for their own profit. For information and resources in the fight against Human Trafficking, please visit:

US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Ignatian Solidarity Network

Catholics for Peace and Justice

Sisters of the Divine Savior

For more information, contact

    Peg Flahive, Director of Human Concerns
  • 414-288-7387