• FTS Trains Peace Corps Volunteers: If You See Slavery, Say Something

    Thousands of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers are posted around the globe each year to promote world peace and friendship through projects that tackle international development challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security and gender equality. They work in many of the same communities where slavery and trafficking are rampant.

    So a few months ago, we were honored to train 10 new Peace Corps volunteers in Ghana to recognize slavery when they see it—and provide ideas on what they read more >

  • A Day of Remembrance, Prayer and Action

    Today is an important date in the Catholic calendar. Pope Francis has proclaimed Feb. 8 the “International Day of Prayer and Awareness on Human Trafficking.”

    The date commemorates the life of St. Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese woman who was kidnapped into slavery in the 1800s, rescued by an Italian diplomat, welcomed by a convent to become a nun, and canonized by the pope as a saint.

    “Human trafficking is a crime against humanity,” says Pope Francis. “It’s a disgrace,” he says, that read more >

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