Our first response is to express solidarity with those who have suffered victimization through this repulsive crime. Second, as we listen to the experiences of persons who have been trafficked, we develop holistic programs to respond to needs. We are especially active in areas of prevention and protection. Our programs support personal advancement toward defined goals and positive outcomes as each person, at their own pace, moves toward reintegration with families and/or society. We support trauma healing and self-empowerment through supportive social relationships, personal growth opportunities, and employable skills leading to secure income. Third, we continually increase our capacity to understand the persistent and complex dynamics of trafficking. Our programs, with an underpinning of spiritual values, are rooted in professional knowledge and best practices. To ensure attention to and effective outcomes in all areas - personal, social, judicial, systemic and structural - we are active partners with governmental and non-governmental groups.
Good Shepherd stands with all people of good will who condemn the phenomenon of trafficking in human persons, and work to eradicate it.
Good Shepherd resources
Good Shepherd Services Malaysia in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur has produced a comprehensive and rich publication containing insightful reflections for each of the 16 days of the Campaign
This booklet is designed to be a resource for awareness, prayer, reflection and action. It can be used to follow the 16 Days campaign to reflect and pray on human trafficking issues. Although it is focused on the Malaysian scenario of human trafficking, it contains insightful reflections for each day of the campaign which can be applied to any situation/country.
Click here - 16 Days of Prayer for the Nation
Click here - Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration and the Movement of Peoples - Compiled by Sr Clare Nolan.
Good Shepherd programmes operate in sending and receiving countries:
- South Korea
Good Shepherd Sisters in Australia link with ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans).
Click here for ACRATH website - www.acrath.org.au