Human Trafficking


December 20, 2006

Church leaders in Kenya have called for action following a report showing that sex tourism and sexual exploitation of children have reached an alarming proportion on the coast of the East African country where thousands of foreigners and local tourists celebrated Christmas and the New Year....

November 30, 2006

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing.

The church’s Office of Women’s Ministries and the Committee on the Status of...

June 5, 2006

Concerned about the daily business of buying and selling human beings, the Executive Council's Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) is taking acting inviting the rest of the church to join the effort to stop modern-day slavery.

Some 10,000 packets of educational material are being...

March 20, 2006

History of CEDAW:The UN adopted CEDAW on December 18, 1979. Often called the international “Bill of Rights” for women, it is the culmination of more than 30 years of work by the UN Commission on the Status of Women and its member countries and country states. The creation of this...

May 17, 2005

President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

The undersigned represent a diverse group of public health, human rights, faith-based and community-based organizations. We strongly support the U.S. government’s goals...

March 7, 2005


Dear Representative:

On behalf of the Episcopal Church, USA, we urge you to support H.R.972, legislation to reauthorize U.S. programs to combat human trafficking.

More than 600,000 individuals each year are trafficked across...

November 17, 2003

Congress is prepared to recess for the year on or before November 27. Please email or call your Senators at 800.270-0309 to urge that the Senate schedule an immediate vote to support the House-passed bill (HR 2620) designed to curb international sex trafficking. This issue is too important...