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International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

The first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking is scheduled for February 8, the Feast Day of St. Josephine Bakhita. St. Bakhita was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan. After gaining her freedom, she became a religious sister and dedicated her life to sharing her testament of deliverance from slavery and comforting those who suffer.

On February 8, you can help raise awareness and act to end the violence and injustice that affect victims of modern-day slavery. How can you help?

Resolve to fight human trafficking!

  1. Learn about trafficking.
  2. Educate your community.
  3. Become a Responsible Consumer.
  4. Volunteer.
  5. Advocate-Engage your elected officials.
  6. Report trafficking to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733).
  7. Pray. Attend a special noon Mass at the National Basilica in Washington, DC or host your own Prayer Vigil.

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