Sex trafficking is a complex and far reaching issue, so please take the time to learn more by utilizing these resources.
Half The Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn
Girls Like Us, Rachel Lloyd
Trafficking, Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, Siddharth Kara
Paying For It; a comic strip about being a john, Chester Brown
Off The Streets, Chris Baughman
The Road of Lost Innocence, Somaly Mam
Trafficked: the Diary of A Sex Slave, Sibel Hodge
Trafficked, Kim Prucell
Renting Lacy: A Story Of America’s Prostituted Children, Linda Smith
The Slavery of My Life, Iceberg Slim
Pimpology: The 48 Laws of The Game by Pimpin’, Ken and Karen Hunter
Very Young Girls (2007), Directed by David Schisgall, Nina Alvarez
Playground (2009), Directed by Libby Spears
Pimps Up Ho’s Down (1999), Directed by Brent Owens
What I Have Been Through Is Not Who I Am (2012), Produced by Ecpat/Witness
Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth (2011), Directed by Joe Angyal
Fatal Promises (2009), Directed by Katharina Rohrer
Trade of Innocents (2012), Directed by Christopher Bessette
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of State
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
National Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations
3 Generations, the organization behind the film Tricked, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping survivors of atrocities tell their stories to the world using film. 3 Generations have recorded their voices as an act of healing and a call to action. By sharing these stories broadly, 3 Generations explores survival and resilience, amplifies and honors survivors’ collective voice, builds an avenue for the world to listen and learn from their experiences and shifts how we confront geopolitical forces causing violence and oppression.
American Bar Association’s Anti Trafficking Task Force
The American Bar Association Task Force on Human Trafficking and Polaris Project have partnered up to create the Human Trafficking Legal Access Center. Hosted by probono.net, the site brings together attorneys and law firms with the non-profit service providers working with survivors of human trafficking. In addition to a calendar of events and trainings, news, and legal cases, the site includes specific resources both for non profits and pro bono attorneys.
The Demand Change Project 2011 was the first ever event of its kind. Produced by Breaking Free, a leading anti-human trafficking advocacy organization for sex-trafficked women and girls and by MATTOO, a pioneering men’s anti-human trafficking organization, this unprecedented 2-day International event will took place May 13-14, 2011 in St. Paul, MN with for the purpose of ending the demand for the buying and selling of human beings for any purpose. Never before had a Men’s and Women’s anti-human trafficking organization collaborated in this capacity.
Demandforum.net is a comprehensive online resource for people interested in preventing sex trafficking and prostitution. Here you’ll find information on initiatives in more than 1,075 communities in the U.S. aimed at deterring or apprehending men who buy sex. The site also includes details about tactics useful for starting, improving, and sustaining practices designed to combat demand. The website was developed under a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice.
Polaris, named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., disrupts the conditions that allow human trafficking to thrive in our society. From working with government leaders to protect victims’ rights, to building partnerships with the world’s leading technology corporations, we spark long-term change that focuses communities on identifying, reporting and eliminating trafficking networks. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of all that we do -- helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.
Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. They envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time. Shared hope began in 1998 when U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith traveled into the heart of the brothel district in Mumbai, India where she witnessed the brutal exploitation and sexual slavery of women and children. She established Shared Hope International to rescue and restore women and children enslaved in sex trafficking.
Truckers Against Trafficking
Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a 501(c)3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. Since Truckers Against Trafficking launched their campaign to educate the trucking community about human trafficking, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline has received more than 800 calls from truckers involving reports of almost 300 cases of potential sex trafficking at or near truck stops. Truckers are now one of the most motivated and well-organized industry groups working on this issue and their reports have led to countless arrests and recoveries of victims across the country.