Through the Cabrini Action and Advocacy Coalition (CAAC), the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are actively engaged in the fight for an end to modern slavery. We work primarily through existing Cabrini Ministries and community engagement. CAAC members participate in a variety of activities such as legislative advocacy, community education, fundraising, and awareness events. Collaborating with a variety of partners, the Cabrini Action and Advocacy Coalition is at the forefront of change.
Everyone can make a difference in the work to bring an end to modern slavery. If you would like more information on how to participate in this ministry, please email us at CabriniAandA@aol.com.
Our Partners in seeking for freedom for all!
- Coalition of Religious Congregations Stop Trafficking of Persons: https://www.facebook.com/
- NY State Anti-Trafficking Coalition: http://nysatc.
- Brooklyn DA Human Trafficking Task Force: http://www.brooklynda.org/
- UNANIMA: http://www.unanima-international.org/what-we-do/programs/human-trafficking
- Covenant House: http://www.covenanthouse.org
- Dawn’s Place: http://www.ahomefordawn.org
GET INVOLVED – Join the Cabrini Action and Advocacy Coalition today!
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
1. Be a conscientious and informed consumer. Find out more about who may have picked your tomatoes or made your clothes at ResponsibleSourcingTool.org , or check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor . Encourage companies to take steps to prevent human trafficking in their supply chains and publish the information, including supplier or factory lists, for consumer awareness.
2. Encourage your local schools or school district to include human trafficking in their curricula and to develop protocols for identifying and reporting a suspected case of human trafficking or responding to a potential victim.
3. College Students: Take action on your campus.
a. Cabrini University has an ECG class dedicated to teaching the students about human trafficking. They have had many events on campus to raise awareness. Many of the students in their future work may be a first contact with victims of trafficking through their jobs as teachers, police officers, lawyers, nurses, doctors, etc.
4. Think about whether your workplace is trauma-informed and reach out to management or the Human Resources team to urge implementation of trauma-informed business practices .
5. Become a mentor to a young person or someone in need. Traffickers often target people who are going through a difficult time or who lack strong support systems. As a mentor, you can be involved in new and positive experiences in that person’s life during a formative time.
6. Parents and Caregivers: Learn how human traffickers often target and recruit youth and who to turn to for help in potentially dangerous situations. Host community conversations with parent teacher associations, law enforcement, schools, and community members regarding safeguarding children in your community.
7. Youth: Learn how to recognize traffickers’ recruitment tactics , how to safely navigate out of a suspicious or uncomfortable situation, and how to reach out for help at any time.
8. Businesses: Provide jobs, internships, skills training, and other opportunities to trafficking survivors. Take steps to investigate and prevent trafficking in your supply chains by consulting the Responsible Sourcing Tool and Comply Chain to develop effective management systems to detect, prevent, and combat human trafficking.
9. Health Care Providers: Learn how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims. With assistance from local anti-trafficking organizations, extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims. Resources from the Department of Health and Human Services can be found on their website.
10. Journalists: The media plays an enormous role in shaping perceptions and guiding the public conversation about human trafficking. Seek out some media best practices on how to effectively and responsibly report stories on human trafficking.
11. Attorneys: Offer human trafficking victims legal services, including support for those seeking benefits or special immigration status. Resources are available for attorneys representing victims of human trafficking.
12. Individuals: Donate gift cards (Target, CVS, Walmart, Marshalls Home Goods, Food Stores), new under garments for men and women to Cabrini Closet – email@example.com.