World Day Against Human Trafficking

In 2013, the United Nations member states adopted a resolution which designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. They declared that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children, constitutes an offense and a serious threat to human dignity and physical integrity, human rights, and development. Despite sustained measures taken at the international, regional, and national levels, trafficking in persons remains one of the grave challenges facing the international community—a challenge in need of a more concerted response.

Learn more about the work of Catholic Sisters on the frontlines to end human trafficking at the Hilton Foundation by clicking here.