2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Ending Human Trafficking is Everyone’s Work

We commemorate National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11 and throughout the month. Please join us  beginning January 11 through February 8th—the Feast of St. Josephine Bakhita—for daily prayer intentions on social media and weekly prayer videos on our YouTube channel. You can also access our 2024 Human Trafficking Awareness Day Prayer Service and Tool Kit.

Since our founding, the Alliance to End Human Trafficking has envisioned and worked toward a world in which human trafficking ceases to exist. We know that ending exploitation first begins with education and awareness. Will you join us in this work?

 

Who We Are

Alliance to End Human Trafficking is a collaborative, faith-based national network that offers education, supports access to survivor services, and engages in advocacy in an effort to eradicate human trafficking. As a member of Talitha Kum International, we are connected to a global network of women religious aligned in this mission.

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Download our brochure (English)

Download our brochure (Spanish)

What We Do

Alliance to End Human Trafficking works to end human trafficking through providing educational resources, giving presentations, raising awareness, and engaging in advocacy at the state and federal level. We support survivors of human trafficking in healing and thriving through direct services such as providing shelter, counseling, spiritual support, job placement, and educational scholarships.

Click on Education, Survivor Services, or Advocacy to find out more about each program area.

Education

Ending Human Trafficking Starts With Education.   The Alliance to End Human Trafficking educates to shed light on one of society’s most prominent crimes often hidden in plain sight.  We educate to eradicate the atrocity of human trafficking and to empower people to recognize when they are being groomed. Whether it’s through our our annual human trafficking conference, education booths at events, presentations, webinars or podcasts, we educate to make people aware of the signs of human trafficking and how to protect themselves and their neighbors.

There are more than 50 million human trafficking victims worldwide. Many of them are in your communities. What will you do to help your neighbor in need? Learn more by scheduling a presentation today.

 

Advocacy

Since our founding, the Alliance to End Human Trafficking has envisioned and worked toward a world in which human trafficking ceases to exist. We know that ending exploitation first begins with education and advocacy. Will you join us in this work?

AEHT employs a diverse set of advocacy tools, including public policy advocacy, community engagement, shareholder advocacy with corporations, and survivor-led partnerships, to raise awareness of human trafficking and address its root causes. You can learn more about our latest advocacy campaigns, and sign up for our action alerts.

Where government leaders fall short, we stand up and advocate for changes.

Survivor Services

There are countless organizations that address human trafficking. What sets us apart is our belief in recognizing, restoring, and upholding the inherent dignity of each individual. We support survivors through our member houses that provide physical, emotional, and spiritual healing from a holistic perspective. Visit our Survivor Services page for resources on survivor-made products, prison ministries, information about our member houses and more.

Human Trafficking and Forced Migration

The U.S. Department of State estimates that over 70% of persons trafficked in the United States each year are immigrants.” (Human Trafficking Institute) People on the move or recently arrived are at particular risk of exploitation by human traffickers. Human Trafficking and Forced Migration

Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) and the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd (NAC), faith-based networks that work to end human trafficking, deplore the increase in human trafficking in the United States and around the world, some of which results from unprecedented forced migration.

Visit our Forced Migration page.

Human Trafficking Basics

Get familiar with the basics of Human Trafficking.

Impact on Human Trafficking


+20,000 Reached

In 2022, AEHT reached more than 20,000 people through exhibiting and presenting at local and national conferences.


50 Million

It is estimated there are 50 million victims of human trafficking around the world including both labor and sex trafficking.


+100 Survivors

AEHT members serve over 100 survivors of human trafficking each year through local shelters and outreach programs.

Read the Stop Trafficking Newsletter

The Stop Trafficking newsletter promotes awareness of human trafficking, provides best practices in advocacy, and recommends actions to counter human trafficking and empower survivors.

Read the latest Stop Trafficking newsletter here.

Latest News

Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking Around Major Sporting Events Like the Super Bowl

February 8, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 2/8/24 CONTACT: Waed Al-Nimri, AEHT Communications Director Raising Awareness on Human Trafficking Around Major Sporting Events Like the Super Bowl [BRIGHTON, MI] In the lead-up to the Super Bowl, a time of heightened excitement and community gatherings, the Alliance to End Human Trafficking (AEHT) aims to shed light on the increased ...
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January, 2024 Monthly Reflection

January 1, 2024
January 2024 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, as decreed by presidential proclamation. Sister Michelle Loisel, DC While we like to think of slavery as a relic of the past, we know that it is not. Today, it looks different and is often referred to as modern-day slavery or human trafficking. While slavery ...
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'It's Not A Career, It's A Ministry.' Sister Sally Duffy Named Great Living Cincinnatian

December 14, 2023
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has announced the four individuals who will be honored as Great Living Cincinnatians. Great Living Cincinnatians are recognized for their business and civic attainment on a local, state, national or international level; leadership; awareness of the needs of others, and distinctive accomplishments that have brought favorable attention to their community, institution or organization. ...
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National Human Trafficking Hotline

In the United States:

Call: 1-888-373-7888

Text: “BeFree” (233733)

24 hours, 7 days a week  •  Toll free and confidential  •  English, Spanish and 200 more languages

**Please note: Alliance to End Human Trafficking is not a reporting agency. We do not operate the hotline or take tips. If you suspect trafficking is taking place or have an emergency, please call local law enforcement or the National Human Trafficking Hotline immediately at 1-888-373-7888 to report what you know. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

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Update: Organizational Changes In Progress

We are excited to announce that our organization has changed its name from U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking to the Alliance to End Human Trafficking. This change is part of our ongoing efforts to reflect better the collaboration and services we provide to help end human trafficking.

Please note that this change will not impact our mission or our commitment to serving our members or communities throughout the United States with a level of quality education, resources, and professionalism. We appreciate your support and look forward to providing valuable information and resources on human trafficking under our new name.

As we undergo this transition, please note that some PDFs on the website may still contain our old name and logo. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we update our files.