Internet Resources on the Environment
Northwest Earth Institute
Foundation for Global Community
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Center for the Story of the Universe (USA)
Whidbey Institute (USA)
Rockhaven Center (USA)
Centre for Spirituality and Ecology (the Netherlands)
Universe Story Site by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow
Earth Policy Institute
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR):
Religious Formation Conference:
Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life:
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB):
Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec (AÉCQ):
Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Canada:
Development and Peace:
Canadian Environmental Law Association:
Citizens for Public Justice:
Council of Canadians:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives:
Common Frontiers Quebec:
Lamplighter's Forum Ecumenical Website:
Rights and Democracy:
Social Justice Committee of Montreal:
International Justice Mission Canada
Pax Christi International:
Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations:
Peace is in Our Hands :
World Fair Trade :
Ten Thousand Villages:
World Council of Churches:
The Ecumenical Water Network:
Prayer and Spirituality:
Liturgy of the Hours:
Various translations and languages of the Bible:
Catholic Health Association of Canada:
Canadian Forum on Theology and Education:
Web Sites on Human Trafficking
An important catalogue of web sites offering information on trafficking in women and children organized under three main categories: International Convention and Protocols; Non Governmental Organisations; and Governmental Organisations.
A. International Convention and Protocoles
The United Nations (UN) Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (TOC):
And its two protocols:
1. The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the Trafficking Protocol):
2. The Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (the Smuggling Protocol)
Convention and its Optional Protocols on the Rights of the Child. We can see Nations that have signed and ratified those documents.
Convention 182 of the International Labour Organisation, Convention concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour-1999, coming into force November 19, 2000.
B. Non Governmental Organisations
The CRC web site provides two important documents on the issue of trafficking: They are tools offered primarily to women and men religious (sisters, brothers and priests) for meeting with their federal M.P. to raise his or her awareness of the issue of human trafficking and to make an actual commitment to advance this cause.
1. Lobbying Guide to the Laws on Trafficking
2. Lobby Kit for the Protection of Trafficked Persons
STOP, Anti-human Trafficking Newsletter, co-sponsered by Sisters of the Divine Savior and Capacitor International:
UNANIMA is an International coalition founded in 2002 by representatives from 7 congregations of women religious. It is an NGO committed to work for justice at the international level in harmony with the charter of the United Nations for the economic and social advancement of all peoples. Presently they work hard on the issue of Trafficking.
CATW, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, is a non-governmental organisation working internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms, especially prostitution and trafficking in women and children, in particularly girls:
Mouvement du Nid, in France, presents very good studies, especialy on the clients of prostitution:
1. Studies and reports on the clients of prostitution. Note at the end of each article a pdf document (one of 181 pages and the other of 43 pages) that you can download.
2. Study on the will of the victim to escape prostitution for a sustainable integration ». http://www.mouvementdunid.org/Printemps-sortir-de-la
CALACS - Québec Coalition of Centres d'Aide et de Lutte contre les Agressions à caractère Sexuel (CALACS) – Feminist group:
Sisyphe: Group of articles on prostitution gathered by Micheline Carrier:
CCR - Canadian Council for Refugees “Migrant smuggling and trafficking in persons 20 February 2000': http://www.web.net/~ccr/traffick.html
DECEMBER 18 is an online organisation named after the International Day of Solidarity with Migrants, initiated in 1997 by Asian migrant organisations.
Beyond Borders (ECPAT in Canada) advances the rights of children to be free from abuse and exploitation without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Mandate : Advocate for vulnerable children who can not speak for themselves. Monitor the prosecution and sentencing of individuals charged with crimes against children, including crimes such as sex tourism and Internet pedophilia. Educate the public on the dangers of the Internet, and propose practical solutions on ways to ensure that no child will be harmed via this medium.
Human Rights Watch section on Trafficking
Save the Children
International Bureau for Children's Rights, based in Montréal “Child Trafficking in Canada: Preliminary Evaluation and Intervention Strategies”:
Polaris Project, a multicultural grassroots non-profit agency combating sex trafficking and modern-day slavery:
Information Event on Trafficking in Women. Overview of EU strategies and actions: http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/equ_opp/news/traffick_en.htm
Canada Human Rights Report, section 6f about Trafficking in Persons: http://www.ncbuy.com/reference/country/humanrights.html?code=ca&sec=6f
International Labor Organisation. Overview of the ILO Activities against Trafficking in Persons: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/migrant/projects/traffick
IOM - International Organisation for Migration. IOM's counter-trafficking activities are geared toward the prevention of trafficking in persons, particularly women and children, and the protection of migrant's rights.
The Future Group. Since 2000, The Future Group's principal work has centered on confronting human trafficking and the child sex trade in Southeast Asia. Given the trans-national nature of this crisis, there is increasingly a focus on North America and Europe as well. The Future Group works to:
1. Assist and rescue victims of human trafficking and child sex trade;
2. Deter and prosecute offenders at home and abroad;
3. Raise the issue to national and international attention, advocating for positive change based on our research.
Go to : http://www.thefuturegroup.org/
Internet Site of Marie-Victoire Louis, feminist, author of remarquable papers on violence, prostitution and feminism. http://www.marievictoirelouis.net/index.php
C. Governmental Organisations
Justice Department of Canada
For information about the legislative stages of the House Government Bills: http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills.asp?Language=E
Department of Justice Canada presents many documents about Trafficking:
Policy Centre for Victim Issues
Key Criminal Code offences relevant to trafficking in persons:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, about Trafficking in Women: Inventory of Information Needs and Available Information:
Applications of International Law in Canadian Courts:
US Secretary of State Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report' to Congress.
Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation 1663 (2004)1: “Domestic slavery: servitude, au pairs and “mail-order brides”:
Laws concerning female prostitution in each of the European countries. 37 pages.
Council of Europe web site devoted to the fight against trafficking in human beings: http://www.coe.int/T/E/human_rights/trafficking
UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Trafficking in Human Beings: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/trafficking_human_beings.htm
NATO has a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in human beings http://www.nato.int/issues/trafficking
United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings - An outline for action.
The New Internationalist:
Catholic Media International:
New Catholic Times - Sensus Fidelium
Catholic News Service:
Catholic Communications Associations Canada:
Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada (ARCCC):
CRC-JPIC Links for Ontario
JPIC Ontario -- Here are some links to information on social and ecological justice work being done by or supported by religious congregations who have members in Ontario.
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (GSIC):
School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND):
Sisters of Service (SOS):
Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ):
Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul:
Congregation of Notre Dame, Visitation Province
KAIROS Canada: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Campaign Against Child Poverty