While every human trafficking victim is different, a common thread they share is the presence of a vulnerability that traffickers exploit. Those types of vulnerabilities are rampant in the aftermath of natural disasters. Following the recent climate disasters Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquake in Mexico, members of the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking believed it would be helpful to share some resources they have compiled. We are happy to post these below.
A module entitled “Human Trafficking and Environmental Refugees” for reflection and discussion.
Sources for the module’s content are:
- United Nations Woman Watch
- United Nations Environmental Program Handbook for Protection on Internally Displaced Persons
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Trafficking Risks for Refugees
A second resource was provided in early September by Polaris Project:
A report from the International Organization for Migration: "The Climate Change-Human Trafficking Nexus”
Finally, we offer "How to Talk About Human Trafficking with Children and Adolescents" published by Baylor University School of Education’s online Doctorate of Education program. This resource empowers educators and parents to foster an open, transparent dialogue about the subject by weaving topics into age-appropriate conversations and lesson plans.