Advancing Our Church
With special guest USCSAHT Executive Director Katie Boller Gosewisch
How are immigrants manipulated into a life of slavery? What can college students do to protect themselves? What resources are available to parents? All these questions and more are answered by our guest today.
Carolina Catholic Media
Carolina Catholic Media Showcase Featuring Kara Griffin of the Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee with an interview with Sr. Anne Victory
A special Carolina Catholic Media Showcase featuring Kara Griffin of the Charlotte Diocese CCDOC Human Trafficking Awareness Committee with an interview with Sr. Anne Victory of US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking on St. Josephine Bakhita and the Church’s response to the illegal and heinous crime of human trafficking.
In Good Faith
Interview with Sr. Joan Dawber, SC
Sister Joan Dawber founded LifeWay Network in 2007 to provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking in the New York City area. LifeWay operates homes where over 100 women from 34 countries have found safe shelter and the resources needed to reclaim their lives and independence.
In Good Faith
Interview with Sr. Anne Victory
Sr. Anne Victory has led efforts against human trafficking for over a decade. She helped to establish the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking in 2007. One result of the Collaborative’s work is that over 60 agencies in NE Ohio–law enforcement, health care, social services, and others—are now connected to weave a safety net for the men, women, and children who are victims of human trafficking. Sister Anne is Director of Education at the Collaborative, and her background includes extensive experience as a nurse clinician, educator, and administrator.
Reclaiming Social Justice Podcast
Interview with U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking Executive Director Jennifer Reyes Lay
In this episode, we talk about…Myths and misinformation about human trafficking; Advocacy campaigns being led to eliminate trafficking; How and why immigrants are targeted; Our responsibility as our brother and sisters’ keeper; How parishes can get involved.
Episode 78: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: An Alarming Reality
This is a three-part series on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada and the U.S. Tune in to learn about this little known yet flourishing epidemic. Indigenous women experience higher murder rates and violence than any other group in the U.S. In fact, it’s the third leading cause of death for native women in the U.S. In Canada, indigenous women make up 4% of the population but account for 55% of the victims of human trafficking.
Ending Human Trafficking
This biweekly podcast will challenge you to study the issues related to human trafficking, become an educated voice in understanding this global problem, and ultimately make a difference in helping bring it to an end. Sandra Morgan, Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University of Southern California and Dave Stachowiak, Board Member of the Center, explore issues in each episode that will help educate you to be a helpful voice in ending human trafficking.
Modern-day slavery at the Super Bowl
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
The Super Bowl is one the largest sporting events in the country. Tens of thousands will flock to the stadium and millions will watch from home. However, at events like these, it is essential we not only keep track of the game, but also, the potential victims of human trafficking that are most vulnerable at these large gatherings. In fact, every year 50 million people are trafficked somewhere in the world for either labor or sex.
Joining Gloria on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” is Sr. Anne Victory, a board member at U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking who has led efforts against human trafficking for over a decade.
According to the U.S. Sisters Against Human trafficking, this crime, “occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will.”
Sr. Anne describes the most common circumstances in which people get trafficked, profiles of traffickers, and what to look out for. If you suspect someone is being trafficked, please call (888) 373-7888. Even if you’re not certain, Sr. Anne encourages you to report what you see and leave the investigation with local law enforcement who are specially trained for these cases: “just know that they’d rather have you report it and save someone’s life than be wrong.”
While the topic of human trafficking is dark, Sr. Anne continues to find hope in her work to end it. “I think one of the ways that I keep the faith is I’ve seen the difference since when we started fifteen years ago working on this. And now people are a little more aware,” says Sr. Anne, “Even becoming educated about it is doing something, becoming involved in fair trade and understanding what fair trade is and how our purchases make a difference, or how the stock we hold makes a difference.”
Trata de Personas 101
Sister Anne Victory’s TED Talk on Human Trafficking
TEDxColumbus 2011 - Theresa Flores Find a Voice with Soap
Reach to End Sex Trafficking in Native American Communities
HEAL – Rethinking Representation: Framing Human Trafficking for Health Professionals
Polaris: It Happens Here