Human Trafficking

Working to end human trafficking

Since 2005, Women of the ELCA has been actively working to end human trafficking. Some work on education and awareness. Others provide support to agencies helping women to leave or who have left human trafficking. Others still are working to change laws that criminalize the victims of trafficking. 

At the Eleventh Triennial Convention (2021), the voting members adopted a resolution setting the four weeks prior to the annual NFL Super Bowl as a time of prayer to end human trafficking and called on women of this organization to engage in prayer. Leading up to the 2022 Super Bowl (on February 13), posts and prayers will be featured on the Women of the ELCA blog and on social media for your use. We’ll be using #EndHumanTrafficking combined with #ActBoldly and #WeAreWELCA in our social media posts.