October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Help raise awareness by learning about forced marriage, a form of domestic violence and human trafficking.
On April 30, 2013, a few Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) began public prayer service gathered at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, KY for a prayer service for victims of human trafficking because of the SCN Corporate Stance against Human Trafficking. In January 2014, a survivor of human trafficking shared an op-ed in the Courier Journal entitled, “Kentucky can do more to help trafficking victims recover.” Some members of the current group met the survivor on March 21, 2014, in Bardstown, Kentucky, where Holly Austin Smith shared her story of being forced into a sex trafficking ring at age of 14. On April 29, 2014, some of the current members gathered again for a prayer service for victims of human trafficking at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, KY.
To foster awareness of the realities of human trafficking and cultivate collaborative efforts with agencies and individuals who provide healing and hope to those affected by human trafficking.
A community united in its resolve to end human trafficking.