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25 nov 2015

Understanding and Counteracting Trafficking in Persons: The Acts of the Seminar for Women Religious

This document is intended to serve as one of the instruments for women religious who are active or who are willing to become active in counter trafficking efforts associated with prevention activities and victim assistance. It is a part of the Counter-Trafficking Training Program for Religious Personnel project supported by the US Embassy to the Holy See, funded by the US Government (Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration), and conducted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Union of Major Superiors of Italy (USMI), the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) and ICMC/Fondazione Migrantes (Rome) of the Episcopal Conference of Italy (CEI).

The contents of this document were used during four separate training courses held in Italy, Albania, Nigeria, and Romania in which a total of 87 women religious participated. These countries were deliberately selected for their diverse political, social, and cultural conditions.

  • Introduction
  • Trafficking: Setting the Stage
  • Profiles: Migrants, Victims of Trafficking, Traffickers, Exploiters
  • Trafficking and Health
  • Prevention
  • The Helping Relationship
  • Empowerment
  • Burn out