Project on Women Religious and Human Trafficking

Date Range: 2015 Project Lead: Center for Civil & Human Rights Notre Dame Collaborators: Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

This project aims to provide a full account with incisive analysis of how communities of Catholic women religious have engaged in the fight against contemporary slavery in the United States and around the world.  This ground-breaking, multi-year project proposes to map and document their work before and since 2001, when women leaders of their congregations dedicated their over one million members to combat trafficking.  The results will be widely disseminated in order to make this work better known and share its insights and inspiration. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Trafficking is also a partner in this project.