Monday, June 21, 2010

Advertising To End Exploitation

Three groups of Catholic sisters in Tacoma are launching an ad campaign this week to raise local awareness about the global problem of human trafficking.

The ads start appearing on Pierce Transit buses today in Pierce County. They offer help through a website and a national hot line.

With the campaign, sisters from three religious communities are speaking out against forced sexual exploitation of women, children and men through prostitution, said Sister Sharon Casey, president of the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma.

“It’s another form of human slavery,” she said.

The $3,850 ad campaign is just one local effort to counter human trafficking...
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