Holy Union Sisters are members of UNANIMA International (UI), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of smaller congregations of women religious at the United Nations. For many years, UNANIMA International has worked to stop the demand for trafficking of persons. In many of the places that Holy Union Sisters live and minister they have worked to combat, educate and raise awareness about this modern-day slavery.
According to the World Day Against Trafficking web page: “At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.”
See the International Resources to learn about the many ways women religious are working against trafficking in persons.