Significantly, the power and influence of the Church brought together experts from different disciplines, civil and scientific, to combat this issue.
Social media campaign coincides with UN International Day of the Girl.
Daira Curran is passionate about two things ... designer headwear and putting an end to human trafficking.
Calling human trafficking a "modern form of slavery", the Pope decried the world's seeming complacency on the issue.
The Free a Girl Foundation seeks to put power back in the hands of the abused
People's Republic downgraded in annual report
Visit included encounter with Nigerian and Ethiopian women who have been victims of human traffickers.
These women who are fighting back are heroes.
Experts weigh in on a recent spate of stories of children being targeted at big retail stores.
Victims have a difficult time rebuilding their lives because "They become used to being used and then thrown back..."