Around the world, 158 million children between 5 and 17 years of age are involved in child labor, working instead of learning. According to the U.S. Bureau of International Labor Affairs, that equates to approximately 1 in 10 children tasked with working in a wide range of industries, much of which is hazardous or back breaking.  Children who are obligated to work through force, fraud or coercion, or asked to perform commercial sex acts, are also victims of human trafficking. Nearly 25 million children, women, and men in the United States and throughout the world are compelled into commercial sex or labor– in brothels, salons, as agricultural workers, fishers, beggars, or janitorial staff, in situations of domestic servitude, and more.  This is trafficking in persons, a modern-day form of slavery.

Recognizing that survivors of trafficking have unique vulnerabilities and require specialized treatment and care, BRYCS works closely with  the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ department of Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) to support its mission of providing outreach, education, services, and advocacy on behalf of victims of trafficking- including the most vulnerable– child victims of trafficking.

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What is Human Trafficking?

What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking violates the sanctity, dignity, and fundamental rights of the human person. The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and [...]

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