On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, CCHR organized a distinguished group of scholars and practitioners for a day-long consultation session. The group met privately to discuss a framework for CCHR’s proposed research initiative, “The Project on Women Religious and Human Trafficking." Over the course of the day at Notre Dame a group of women religious offered their insights and expertise in helping envision and structure the project.
“The Project on Women Religious and Human Trafficking” is designed to provide, once fully funded, 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. Results will be widely disseminated in order to make this important work better known and available to those who are working to end slavery worldwide. It is a project of The Center for Civil and Human Rights and U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Trafficking, in collaboration with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.