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Here is a short list of great resources about human trafficking.

UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
– Annual trafficking in persons report.

POLARIS PROJECT
– Information on trafficking and slavery worldwide.

CNN FREEDOM PROJECT
– Stories and videos relating to trafficking and slavery.

SHARED HOPE INTERNATIONAL
– Information and research on demand side of trade.

NOT FOR SALE CAMPAIGN
– Opportunities for advocacy and engagement.

SEX TRAFFICKING IN THE U.S. – A SURVIVOR’S STORY

BREAKING THE SILENCE – Holly Austin Smith
– Trafficked from a shopping mall when she was 14, Holly’s story sheds light on sex trafficking in the U.S. and shows that survivors have a unique voice in combating the trade in human beings.

FURTHER READING

SEX TRAFFICKING by Siddharth Kara
– A multi-dimensional analysis of the sex trade.

A CRIME SO MONSTROUS by E. Benjamin Skinner
– An undercover look at slavery worldwide.

DISPOSABLE PEOPLE by Kevin Bales
– A definitive primer on trafficking and slavery.

HALF THE SKY by Nicolas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
– A moving portrait of trafficking victims and a power call to action.

SEX TRAFFICKING OF AMERICANS: THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Amy Fine Collins
– An excellent article on the sex trade in the U.S.

REPORT ON SWEDEN’S LAW CRIMINALIZING SEX-BUYING
– A 2010 evaluation of Sweden’s law targeting demand for prostitution.