by Sr. Dorothy Pagosa, SSJ-TOSF
Director of Social Justice
Human trafficking always includes recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person to be used for:
- Labor or services through force, fraud, or coercion resulting in involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery;
- Sexual exploitation (physical, visual, verbal, etc.) in exchange for anything of value through force, fraud, or coercion; or
- Sexual exploitation of any kind involving jobs
- a person who is under 18 years old.
(United Nations’ and United States’ official definition)
Unfortunately, human trafficking has been recognized to occur during major sporting events through prostitution and hotel and other services. The Olympics are about to begin in London later this month.
“The Franciscan Federation (of which the Sisters of St. Joseph of the…
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