Corporate Stance against Trafficking
San Jose Dominicans
Congregational Corporate Stance
Trafficking of Person, especially Women and Children
(July 4, 2006)
As an International Congregation of Dominican women, we stand in
support of human rights by opposing trafficking of all persons,
especially of women and children, for purposes of sexual exploitation
and forced labor.
To congregation-wide prayer for the end of the grave injustice of
trafficking of persons for purposes of sexual exploitation and forced
To educate ourselves and others regarding the magnitude, causes
and consequences of this abuse.
To collaborate with advocacy groups (i.e. our Non Governmental Organization
affiliations, the Dominican Sisters’ Federation USA, the Dominican
Leadership Conference, other religious congregations, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
To advocate for policies and programs that address the prevention
of trafficking and/or provide alternatives to women and children
in danger of being trafficked.
To collaborate in the support of recovery programs for those entrapped,
and support healing presence for victims of trafficking.
To use our economic power, our strength as consumers and investors,
to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society;
a society that works against incentives for trafficking.