United Methodist Women stands against the exploitation of those forced to submit to civil injustice as a result of their basic needs or position in society. As many as 30 million people internationally have fallen victim to human trafficking, and the epidemic has become the second largest criminal activity behind the sale of illegal arms. As advocates for social justice, United Methodist Women will continue to work for the rights of those exploited by this cruel trade and end this all-too-prevalent form of modern-day slavery.
We have fought human trafficking for more than a decade. Join us in raising awareness.
A Resource for Preventing, Protecting, Prosecuting
UPDATED FOR 2016
Download this PDF resource and join United Methodist Women in the global movement to end the complex web of labor bondage and sexual exploitation.
ALSO UPDATED FOR 2016:
Human Trafficking Fact Sheet: Prevent, Protect, Prosecute
Priority Issue: Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking Information Sheet
Read these basics online or download a
PDF to distribute as half-sheet handouts to raise awareness!
This industry encompasses justice issues ranging from economic disparity to racism. You can recreate the Just Food Restaurant experience introduced at Assembly 2014. Follow up with the resources the author of Behind the Kitchen Door
provided at her workshop and look for her book as a 2015 Reading Program title.
This slide feature deals with myths and facts about human trafficking as told by survivors. Women from around the world - including the United States - describe how what seemed like an opportunity turned into a desperate nightmare.
Download a text version of Trafficked Women Speak
United Methodist Women president Yvette Richards and Susie Johnson, Executive on public policy join a conversation on human trafficking. This video, by the Mandarin Journal, has both English and Chinese content troughout.
Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Team
To join the team or host an education forum, contact the United Methodist Women Washington Office of Public Policy:
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We join interfaith and secular allies every January 11 to observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Add your voice to this movement to stop human trafficking.