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       ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED
        IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING


Introduction: This list makes no pretense to being complete. Most of the
organizations in foreign countries have been omitted, however many of them
may be found on humantrafficking.org. Some of the descriptions below
came from a list that may be found on www.tradethemovie.com, some came
from humantrafficking.org, most came from the organizations themselves.

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ActNow – www.actnow.com.au/ (youth oriented Australian site)
ActNow knows that the more you understand about an issue the more you’ll
feel empowered to do something about it. Use ActNow to find information
on social, political, environmental, lifestyle and topical issues for a non-
judgemental and factual snapshot of the bigger picture. All the content you
find on ActNow is written by ActNow members who are young people just
like you.
ActNow is also a volunteering hub. Use the site to get in touch with over 200
organisations that are really keen to work with young people.
The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
(FaCSIA), as well as a bunch of generous foundations, corporates and
private donors support ActNow.
One ActNow issue is human trafficking. Eight tool kits are given, one of
them telling how to raise money for your organization. Reports from
individuals and organizations are printed. Practical advice for getting an
organization started is given.

African Tourism & Development Organization (ATO) - www.african-
tourism.org/
Mission: To strengthen Capacity Building, Awareness, Raising, Conduct
Research to Support Prevention, Demand and Reduction in Human
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Trafficking, including all forms of Forced Labour, Sexual Exploitation and
illegal migration. Activities are designed to involve Destination countries to
debate and address the root causes as a short and long term goal consistent
with United Nations Millennium Goals and Poverty Reduction Programs.
These UN Programs of the African Tourism & Development Organization
(ATO) concern Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings, Child Exploitation
/Trafficking in the Travel / Tourism Industries and Illegal Migration through
short term & long term development goals. ATO/Nordic Baltic Task Force
established a Joint Terms of Reference for the Sub- Sahara Africa Inter-
Agency Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings, and illegal
migration, as Development issues.

Amnesty International, USA -
www.amnestyusa.org/Womens_Human_Rights/End_Human_Trafficking/pa
ge.do?id=1108428&n1=3&n2=39&n3=738
One of the issues addressed under the heading of Women’s Human Rights is
human trafficking.

Amnesty for Women - www.amnestyforwomen.de/index_en.html
Amnesty for Women works with female migrants in Germany who have
found themselves in a crisis situation or who have been forced into
prostitution.

Anti-Slavery International - www.antislavery.org
Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest
international human rights organization and the only charity in the United
Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. They work
at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery
around the world.
This site has numerous resources: books, films, a list of organizations,
postcards and posters.

Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery (ATLAS) Task Force – None
Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery (ATLAS) began as an initiative to
combat human trafficking under the Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of
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Nevada, in 2004. Within the same year the Rescue and Restore Coalition
program was initiated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. Because both programs were not formally established with full-
time leadership and funding, efforts to combat human trafficking were
hindered. The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs,
Bureau of Justice Assistance recognized the need for establishing formal
task forces by providing grant funding; giving birth to the Southern Nevada
Human Trafficking Task Force.
 ATLAS is comprised of federal, state and local law enforcement,
prosecutors, victim social services programs, community stakeholders and
community supporters. The goals of the task force are to: increase public
awareness, train to identify victims/situations of human trafficking, train to
investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking, rescue victims and
prosecute traffickers.
The mission of ATLAS is to identify, rescue and restore victims of human
trafficking and to prosecute traffickers in the State of Nevada.
Two coordinating members of ATLAS are the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department and the Salvation Army Family Services in Las Vegas.

Anti-Trafficking Legal Project (ATLeP) -
www.ein.org.uk/resources/printfriendly2.shtml?x=227892.
ATLeP - The Anti-Trafficking Legal Project - was set up in September 2006
by a number of barristers and solicitors experienced in representing victims
of trafficking and other vulnerable clients. The project was initiated because
of our collective concern to pool knowledge and experience on trafficking
and other vulnerable women and child victim cases. We are all conscious of
the limited resources available to prepare and present these cases. ATLEP
hopes to encourage collective working practices amongst all practitioners
who work with these vulnerable clients as a way to deal with funding
strictures. ATLeP is open to all practitioners and we encourage people to
join and/ or to comment on or contribute to the information base we are
compiling.
We have arranged to make our materials available on the EIN public website
so that the data can be easily accessed by practitioners - and these will in due
course be duplicated in the Members site for convenience to EIN members
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ATLeP aims to develop and promote comprehensive legal advice, training
and information on trafficking for the representatives, supporters and
advisors of trafficking victims. We aim to organize a number of training
sessions and to produce information packs for those dealing with trafficking
victims. The courses and information cover welfare and immigration issues,
support, medical and psychiatric issues as well as practical issues associated
with their support, case preparation and presentation.

Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon -
www.safehorizon.org/page.php?nav=snb&page=trafficking
For over a quarter of a century Safe Horizon has been at the forefront of
helping victims of crime and abuse through their crises. We are woven into
the fabric of New York City, and we are here where and when you need us –
in the courts, in your community and at the other end of a telephone at any
hour of the day or night.

Apne Women Worldwide (A2W2) - www.apneaap.org/
Apne Aap means self-help in Hindi, and is registered in New York as a not-
for-profit organization called Apne Aap International to lobby and partner
with international organizations like the United Nations and the Coalition
against Trafficking in Women on interventions related to sex trafficking. It
is registered as a not-for-profit organization in the US. It has partner
organizations in Kosovo (Kosovo Women’s Development Association),
Philippines (Remedios Foundation), Nepal (Maiti Nepal), Bangladesh
(Drik), New York (Safe Horizons) and Washington DC (Vital Voices).
Apne Aap has community centers in Mumbai, Forbesgunge ( Bihar),
Kolkata and Delhi.

Arizona League to End Regional Trafficking (Alert) –
www.trafickingaz.org
Alert, a program of International Rescue Committee - Phoenix, is a league
representing law enforcement, faith based communities, non-profit
organizations, social service agencies, attorneys, and concerned citizens.
Through education, outreach and a variety of programs and services ALERT
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strives to end the suffering and dehumanization of victims of human
trafficking.

The Asian Foundation - http://tipinasia.info/KH/aboutus.php?l=en
Program to counter trafficking in Cambodia through improved prevention,
protective Services, and reintegration Support.

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach -
www.apilegaloutreach.org/trafficking.html
For the fortunate few that are able to escape their trafficking situations, these
men, women, and children all too often deal with seemingly insurmountable
challenges of daily survival: they are in a foreign land, unable to speak
English, terrified of police and immigration, no knowledge about available
help or resources, and little or no money or even any idea about where they
will be sleeping that night.
The Anti-Trafficking project of API Legal Outreach serves these needs. We
provide legal representation to these individuals to stabilize their
immigration status, protect and advocate for them during the ensuing
criminal investigation and prosecution, and work with our sister agencies in
the Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative (AATC) to provide them with a
place to live, medical help, aid obtaining refugee benefits, counseling, as
well as job training and placement for the future.
API is the only legal organization in the entire state of California that
provides comprehensive legal services to victims of human trafficking. The
U.S. Department of Justice has recognized our collaborative, holistic
approach, selecting AATC as one of only 3 programs in the entire country to
be replicated on a national basis.

Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center –
www.apiwfsc.org/apiwfsc/
The mission of the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety
Center is to organize communities, educate, train, and provide technical
assistance and comprehensive culturally relevant services on domestic
violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to Asian and Pacific Islander
community members, service providers, survivors, and their families.
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Office in Seattle, Washington.

ASTRA Anti-Trafficking Action – www.astra.org.yu/
ASTRA's goal is to be leader in a comprehensive solution of the problem of
trafficking in human beings and of other forms of violence toward their
eradication in South East Europe.

Australian Federal Police -
www.afp.gov.au/international/human_trafficking.html
The global trade in the trafficking of women and children into the sex
industry has been the subject of media coverage and public and international
concern. The parliamentary briefing paper titled Trafficking and the Sex
Industry: from Impunity to Protection provides an overview of the growing
global trade in trafficking persons for the commercial sex industry and
discusses some of the difficulties in reaching consensus on the extent of the
problem in Australia.
On 13 October 2003, the Federal Government announced a whole-of-
government package to address crimes committed against humanity;
specifically human trafficking. As part of this package, the AFP received
additional funds to strengthen its capacity to detect, investigate and provide
specialist training for crimes of:
Slavery: Division 270 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 makes it an offence to
possess a slave or exercise over a slave any powers attaching to the right of
ownership, engage in slave trading or enter into any commercial transaction
involving a slave.
Sexual Servitude and Deceptive Recruiting: Division 270 of the Criminal
code Act 1995 further makes it an offence for a person to cause another
person to enter into or remain in sexual servitude or conduct any business
that involves the sexual servitude of others. There are also offences relating
to the deceptive recruitment of a person to perform sexual services.
Trafficking in Persons and Debt Bondage: Division 271 of the Criminal
code Act 1995 makes it an offence to traffic persons, whether internationally
or domestically. There are also offences relating to debt bondage of persons,
forced labour and the trade in human organs.
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In response to the package, the AFP established the Transnational Sexual
Exploitation and Trafficking Team (TSETT) which consists of a TSETT
Intelligence team located in Canberra and TSETT Investigation teams
located in Sydney and Melbourne where operational resources are currently
required. The AFP Annual Report contains information regarding the
activities of these teams.

Ayuda – www.ayudainc.org/pages/page.cfm?pid=7&id=18
Ayuda’s human trafficking program assists persons trafficked for the
purpose of forced labor, servitude and other slavery-like practices through
client services, training and outreach.
Our comprehensive client services include legal assistance in obtaining
immigration relief (such as T, U visas and asylum) and assistance and
advocacy in the course of a criminal case against the trafficker; as well as
case management to help survivors secure emergency needs such as food,
housing, clothing, medical care, counseling, employment training, and ESL
classes.
Our training and outreach activities include workshops for law enforcement,
service providers, faith and community-based organizations, and others to
increase their skills in identifying and serving trafficked persons.
To contact someone in the trafficking program, please call Ayuda’s
receptionist at 202.387.2870 ext. 110.

Bal Vikas Ashram - www.freetheslaves.net/about/partners/bal-vikas-
ashram
Bal Vikas Ashram is a rehabilitation center for children aged 8-14 who have
been rescued from slavery in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India. The Ashram
organizes raids to free children who have been taken hundreds of miles from
their home villages and sold to carpet loom owners. In 2006, the Ashram
carried out 19 raids and released 111 children.

Ban Ying (House of Women) - www.ban-ying.de/pageeng/start.htm
Ban-Ying is the Thai term for "House of Women". The association was
founded in 1988 and runs two projects: a shelter for women from Southeast
Asia and a counseling and coordination center against trafficking in human
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beings. Both projects are financed by the Department for Women of the
Berlin City Parliament..
The counseling and coordination center of Ban Ying deals with the
experiences of violence which migrant women face. There are two levels of
support: the practical level where the center offers counseling and psycho-
social support; and the theoretical, scientific and political levels.
So far, we have counseled women in their mother tongues from 27 countries
and four continents.
The focus of our work is the struggle against the trafficking of human
beings.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) - www.bsccoalition.org/
The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is an alliance of over 60
government and nonprofit agencies in the United States and Latin America
that is convened in and along the U.S.-Mexico Border Region to combat
slavery and human trafficking.
BSCC's purpose is to bilaterally prevent and intervene in the commercial
and sexual exploitation of men, women and children while advocating for all
exploited persons.
Through the collaborative efforts of coalition members, BSCC administers a
variety of projects and services for victims, law enforcement, and the
community.
The Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition operates out of San Diego,
California as well as Tijuana, B.C. Mexico.

Break The Chain Campaign - www.ips-dc.org/campaign/index.htm
The Break the Chain Campaign works with domestic workers who are being
held against their will, literally enslaved in the homes they clean. BTCC
provides direct legal and support services to abused workers in the
Washington DC area, assists on cases nationally, and advocates for policy
reform for this and other forms of human trafficking and exploitation.

Breaking Free - www.breakingfree.net/
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Breaking Free is an Afro-centric social service agency with offices in
predominantly African-American neighborhoods in St. Paul and provides
services throughout Minnesota.
Eighty percent of the staff is African and African-American, half are
survivors of prostitution. All of the members on the governing board are
people of color; seven are African-American, one Native American.

Campus Coalition Against Trafficking (CCAT) - www.ccatcoalition.org
The Campus Coalition Against Trafficking is a university student
organization focused on building the anti-trafficking movement by engaging
college campus and other student youth in anti-trafficking efforts in their
communities and abroad. They are working toward their goal by training
emerging leaders, fostering youth empowerment and raising awareness
about human trafficking. FAIR Fund is its parent organization.
Resources include syllabi of courses on human trafficking, a list of movies,
documentaries, training films, organizations; fact sheets, and other useful
information.

Captive Daughters. www.captivedaughters.org/
Captive Daughters is the first anti-trafficking group established in
California. We focus solely on ending the sexual bondage of female
adolescents and children. The organization was inspired by the founding
director's stay in Nepal, where she learned firsthand about sex trafficking.
Upon returning to the United States in 1995 she began researching
trafficking and discovered a fragile network of groups struggling to educate
the public on trafficking both here and abroad. In an effort to strengthen that
movement, she and a committed group of individuals established Captive
Daughters as a non-profit organization in 1997.

Center for the Advancement of Human Rights – Flordia State
University - www.cahr.fsu.edu/
CAHR began its work on human trafficking in 2002. Over a period of five
years, it has conducted original research; developed training curricula for
various agencies; conducted local, state, national and international trainings;
assisted with the drafting of legislation; provided pro bono legal
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representation for victims of human trafficking; and established a Florida
Statewide Working Group.

Center for Multicultural Human Services - Program for Survivors of
Torture and Severe Trauma (CMHS) - www.cmhs.org/
Each year, CMHS provides training to hundreds of human service
professionals and administrators around the nation and internationally.
Working with social service, medical and mental health care providers,
schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses, we
provide on-site training and technical assistance as well as nationwide
webinars and onsite workshops at our Falls Church, Virginia headquarters.
Many of our programs qualify for continuing education credit through the
American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of
Social Workers (NASW), the National Board for Certified Counselors
(NBCC), and others.
Human trafficking is one of the CMHS core training issues.

Center for Women Policy Studies -
www.centerwomenpolicy.org/programs/trafficking/default.asp
The Center for Women Policy Studies was founded in 1972 as the first
feminist policy analysis and research institution in the USA
Our mission today is what it was then – to shape public policy to improve
women’s lives and preserve women’s human rights.
For more than three decades, the Center has brought the voices and needs of
women and girls to major public policy debates on such issues as: equal
credit opportunity, educational equity, violence against women and girls,
welfare reform, work/family balancing and workplace diversity policies,
reproductive rights and health, the women’s HIV/AIDS epidemic, access to
health care for low income women, and much more.
The Center is a unique resource for progressive public policy and social
change. The Center is respected by policy makers, academics, and
advocates worldwide for our reliable research, in-depth policy analysis, and
astute advocacy.
This site has an interactive map of the United States with information on
state policies and federal prosecutions on international human trafficking
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into the United States. There is also a searchable annotated bibliography that
includes an extensive collection of government publications, academic
journals, non-governmental reports and books.
Headquarters is in Washington DC.

Children of the Night - www.childrenofthenight.org
Founded in 1979, Children of the Night is dedicated to assisting children
between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced into prostitution. Since its
inception, Children of the Night has rescued more than ten thousand
American children from commercial sex trade.
Our commitment to rescuing these children from the ravages of prostitution
is shared with a small but committed group of detectives, FBI agents, and
prosecutors in Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Anaheim, San Diego,
other areas of California, Las Vegas, Portland, Billings, Montana; Seattle,
Washington; Miami, New York, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Phoenix, Hawaii and
Washington D.C. — all stops on the child prostitution circuit.

Childtrafficking.com - Childtrafficking.org – See Terre des homes
In October 2001, Terre des hommes launched an international campaign:
Stop Child Trafficking. The campaign is run – together with local partners –
by regional coordinators and delegates in 33 countries of the six regions:
Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southern Africa, South America and
Western Africa.
Has databases on organizations and publications related to child trafficking.

Churches Alert to Sex Trafficking across Europe (CHASTE) -
www.chaste.org.uk
Founded in 2004, CHASTE works with women and men who have escaped
the subordination of traffickers as they recover from the deep and lasting
trauma which this form of sex slavery entails. CHASTE was developed from
the experience of working with those who were on the point of deportation
from the United Kingdom in Immigration and Removal Centers who had
been trafficked. They have developed a network of European churches to
respond to the increase in human trafficking and provide survivor support.
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Church Mission Society (CMS) - www.cms-uk.org/united/index.htm
CMS works with abducted child soldiers in northern Uganda and with
citizens who are victims of terror and war. Primarily based in the United
Kingdom, CMS provides education and advocacy in churches.

Civil Rights Division (Criminal Section), US Department of Justice-
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/index.html
The Criminal Section prosecutes cases involving the violent interference
with liberties and rights defined in the Constitution or federal law. The rights
of both citizens and non-citizens are protected. In general, it is the use of
force, threats, or intimidation that characterize a federal criminal violation of
an individual's civil rights.
The types of acts that may involve violations of federal criminal civil rights
laws are: hate crimes, official misconduct, human trafficking, interference
with access to reproductive health care, and interference with the exercise of
religious beliefs and destruction of religious property.

Civil Society - www.civilsocietyhelps.org/
Thanks to the receipt of a grant from the OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF
CRIME, United States Department of Justice, Civil Society, a Minnesota
non-profit, can now launch the long awaited MINNESOTA HUMAN
TRAFFICKING WATCH. The Minnesota Human Trafficking Watch is a
group of people and agencies who are concerned about the horrific sex and
labor trafficking going on in the State of Minnesota. The Watch coordinate
trainings, conduct public education and outreach, and provide
comprehensive services to victims of trafficking in the State of Minnesota.
The Watch collaborate with law enforcement to make sure that trafficking
victims receive resources they need to be safe.

Clearwater Area Task Force on Human Trafficking - www.catfht.org/
A law enforcement and social services coalition to fight human trafficking in
the Tampa Bay areas, Florida.

Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) -
www.catwinternational.org
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Founded in 1988, The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW)
promotes women's human rights by working internationally to combat
sexual exploitation. CATW was the first international non-governmental
organization to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking of
women and girls. They have regional networks in Asia, Latin America,
Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) - www.castla.org
Established in 1998, The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
(CAST) has been a pioneer in the anti-trafficking movement in the United
States and works exclusively with trafficked persons. CAST is a multi-ethnic
human rights organization whose mission is to assist persons trafficked for
the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices. CAST has provided
training and technical assistance to thousands of NGO and government
personnel and represented the United States at international events on human
trafficking. CAST opened the first shelter for trafficked women in the U.S. ,
offering a model for the development of services to victims of trafficking.
CAST's programs include Social Services, Legal Services, and Training &
Advocacy and have assisted over 200 victims of trafficking in some of the
most well known cases in the U.S.
Office is in Los Angeles, CA.

Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking -
www.usccb.org/mrs/traffickingweb3.shtml
More than twenty Catholic organizations form the Coalition of Catholic
Organizations Against Human Trafficking. Each organization has its own
network of concerned citizens who can work together to further the
commitment to combat trafficking. Coalition organizations engage in
combating human trafficking by:
Providing safe haven for trafficked adolescents and young adults in the U.S.
Delivering direct services to adult and child trafficking victims in the U.S.
and overseas.
Conducting prevention projects overseas, especially in Eastern Europe,
India, and Latin America.
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Providing national training and technical assistance on the issue of
trafficking.
Meeting with government officials, including Senators and
Representatives in the U.S. Congress, and representatives from the U.S.
State Department’s Office to Monitor & Combat.
Trafficking in Persons, the Department of Health & Human Services, and
the Department of Justice.

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) - www.ciw-online.org
The CIW is a community-based worker organization whose members are
largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage
jobs throughout the state of Florida. Through campaigns like the Taco Bell
boycott and their antislavery work, Immokalee has transformed from one of
the poorest, most politically powerless communities in the U.S. to become
an important public presence.
Development and Education Program for Daughters and Communities
(DEPDC) - www.depdc.org
DEPDC is a community based NGO working in Thailand on the prevention
side of the trafficking of women and children into the sex industry and other
exploitative child labour situations. It offers free education, vocational
training and full time accommodation for young girls and boys.

ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of
Children for Sexual Purposes) – www.ecpat.net/eng/index.asp
ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working
together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children
everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of
commercial sexual exploitation.
ECPAT has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and
Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

The Emancipation Network (T.E.N.) - www.madebysurvivors.com
The Emancipation Network gives you the opportunity to fight slavery and
help survivors of slavery rebuild their lives, by hosting an Awareness party
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at your home, office or anywhere in your community, where you can sell
beautiful handicrafts made by survivors at 20 shelters around the world. You
can also purchase products online. Either way, you offer a pathway of hope
and empowerment to women whose lives have been devastated by slavery
and exploitation.‖

FAIR Fund - www.fairfund.org/
FAIR Fund works internationally to engage youth, especially young women,
in civil society in the areas of anti-human trafficking, domestic violence and
sexual assault prevention, and the development of youth capacity-building
programs. FAIR Fund believes that it is vital to mobilize and support youth
in grassroots civic activism to effect positive social change; all programs are
conceptualized and implemented with local partners in order to achieve
empowering and sustainable results.
Office is in Washington DC.

Federal Bureau of Invesiigation -
www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/civilrights/slavery.htm
The FBI participates in the Human Smuggling Trafficking Center (HSTC)
created in July 2004 by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland
Security, and the Attorney General. The HSTC serves as a fusion center for
information on human smuggling and trafficking, bringing together analysts,
officers, and investigators from such agencies as the CIA, the FBI, the
Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. * We also
support the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI), which works
to combat human trafficking and other cross-border crime issues in the
region (and ultimately stop their spread around the world). * In 1998, the
Attorney General announced the establishment of an inter-agency Workers
Exploitation Task Force (WETF) that includes the FBI. The WETF's
mission is to investigate, prosecute, and prevent worker exploitation cases
throughout the U.S. These cases routinely demand a coordinated effort
utilizing the resources and expertise of other agencies such as the
Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Department of Labor. This
task force effort also includes an outreach effort to counteract the public's
apparent lack of awareness of the existence of worker exploitation and
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involuntary servitude-related issues. *In addition, FBI field offices continue
to:* * Produce threat assessments to determine the nature and extent of
human trafficking in their areas; * Conduct aggressive human trafficking
investigations and develop actionable intelligence for future potential cases;
* Build relationships with civic and community groups and non-
governmental organizations that can refer cases and provide valuable
insights and information. In Fiscal Year 2005, the FBI launched a total of
146 human trafficking investigations. Accessibility | eRulemaking | Freedom
of Information Act | Legal Notices | Legal Policies and Disclaimers | Links
Privacy Policy | USA.gov | White House FBI.gov is an official site of the
U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice.
Also on this site are links to more information on human trafficking and help
that is available for the victims. Also given are cases and stories of human
trafficking.

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) -
www.stophumantrafficking.org
The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) focuses on how
to identify victims, provide advocacy, and pursue justice for victims.
FCAHT provides outreach and advocacy services to at-risk people who live
and work in target areas in Southern Florida and actively participates in
human trafficking cases.

Florida Freedom Partnership - www.floridafreedom.org/
To assist individuals trafficked for the purpose of modern-day slavery in
rebuilding their lives, and to engage all sectors of the community to bring an
end to this human rights violation.

Florida Trafficking Initiative Center for the Advancement of Human
Rights, Florida State University – See Center for the Advancement of
Human Rights.

Foreign Affairs and International Affairs Canada -
www.international.gc.ca/foreign_policy/internationalcrime/human_traffickin
g-en.asp
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Human trafficking is one home issue listed. Human trafficking is defined,
distinguished from smuggling, Canadian legislation on the topic is given
along with several government agencies dealing with the topic.

Free For Life Ministries, Inc. - www.freeforlifeministries.com
Free For Life Ministries, Inc raises support for safe houses around the world
that have a proven track record in the fight against human trafficking. We
also provide education to physicians, churches, and the public at large with
regard to the problem and scope of human trafficking around the world.

Free the Slaves - www.freetheslaves.net
Free the Slaves is the sister organization of Anti-Slavery International in
London, the world's oldest human rights group.
Free the Slaves battles worldwide slavery by assisting people to freedom and
providing assistance to acclimate to life after liberation, by removing slave
labor from consumer products and by facilitating governments to enforce
their own antislavery laws.

Freedom Network USA - www.freedomnetworkusa.org/
The mission of the Freedom Network USA is to ensure that trafficked
persons are treated as victims and not criminals, are able to have full access
to justice, including the right to full compensation and restitution from the
traffickers, and are provided with access to linguistically-appropriate and
culturally-sensitive, victim-centered social, mental health, medical, legal,
educational, vocational and other services.

Generación Institute - www.notforsalefund.org/projects.html
Generación is a human-rights organization committed to the protection of
street children’s rights in Peru. They provide a shelter that offers
educational, artistic, recreational, and employment opportunities. They are
committed to rescuing vulnerable children and teens who have been sexually
exploited and offer them reintegration programs.

Geneva Humanitarian Forum -
www.genevahumanitarianforum.org/record.php?view=list&type=10&sortCo
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lumn=sName&sortDir=ASC&pageSize=25&id=914&PHPSESSID=7bf31ea
668c49436a8b4f2e2364e2b7a. (This site not updated after Jan 1, 2007.)
This database on human trafficking contains articles, research papers,
working papers, reports, case studies, on-line resources, and more interesting
website links to human trafficking issues, presenting a wide and an in-depth
coverage of various analytical studies. The documents are organised under
the following sections:
Legislation and Policy Responses,
Human Rights implications,
Labour and Migration trends,
Strategies and Prevention Programmes,
Protection and Victim Assistance,
An Organised Criminal Business Enterprise,
Countries of Origin/Push Factors,
Countries of Transit and Destination/Pull Factors,
Links,
Statistics and Case Studies (Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas).

Global Fund for Women - www.globalfundforwomen.org/
The Global Fund makes grants to seed, strengthen and link women's rights
groups based outside the United States working to address human rights
issues that include:
Ending Gender-Based Violence and Building Peace
Ensuring Economic and Environmental Justice
Advancing Health and Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Expanding Civic and Political Participation
Increasing Access to Education
Fostering Social Change Philanthropy

Global Justice Solutions (GJS) - www.global-justice.biz/index.asp
Global Justice Solutions is a specialist international consultancy and project
management company focussing exclusively on the police, justice and
security sector and its interfaces with communities, governments and non
government agencies
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GJS offers three courses on human trafficking: 1) Lilya 4Real: modular
human rights-focused seminar, 2) Fundamentals of Anti-Human Trafficking
(for generalists), and 3) Essential Anti-Human Trafficking (for specialists).

Global Rights Human Trafficking Initiative - www.globalrights.org/
Global Rights is a human rights advocacy group that partners with local
activists to challenge injustice and amplify new voices within the global
discourse. With offices in countries around the world, we help local activists
create just societies through proven strategies for effecting change.
We seek justice for victims of human rights abuses.
We work to promote racial and gender equality and help people and
communities feel empowered to change their societies.
We work through field offices in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and in
the United States, partnering with local human rights advocates to strengthen
their effectiveness in combating abuses in their countries.
We focus on developing the skills of local activists that are essential to
addressing human rights concerns and promoting justice such as:
documenting and exposing abuses, conducting community education and
mobilization, advocating legal and policy reform in countries and
internationally, and using the courts to increase access to justice for
disadvantaged populations.
We help local activists to engage with the international community,
including the United Nations, to further their human rights objectives.

Globalization Research Center Human Slavery Project (GRC) -
www.hawaii.edu/global/projects_activities/trafficking.htm
The mission of the Human Slavery Project is:
1) to provide thoroughly developed research, educational resources,
publications, conferences/workshops, films and training materials;
2) to collaborate with relevant entities and institutions in the region to
protect the human rights of exploited migrant workers in legitimate labor
sectors as well as underground sectors - alert to the feminization of
migration and the specific vulnerabilities experienced by female migrant
workers.
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Current research is devoted to analyzing existing anti-trafficking
frameworks and strategies, assessing the effectiveness of regional and
international legal instruments, law enforcement and immigration policies;
monitoring and evaluation of NGO "rescue" activities which aim to protect
victims but may result in human rights violations themselves. Crucial to the
process of protection, prevention and prosecution of traffickers, is the goal
of creating and sharing capacity-building resources and training skills for
stakeholders.
The GRC Human Slavery Project welcomes partnerships and open dialogue
between researchers and grass-roots service providers. It endeavors to
promote innovative and humane frameworks to eradicate the human misery
caused by the dynamics of globalization.

Hagar - www.hagarproject.org
A Christian based development organization based in Cambodia, Hagar aims
to provide women and children from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds
opportunities for recovery in readiness to pursue reintegration options
through emotional, psychological and social support in secure residential
environments.

Human Rights Watch Women’s Division -
www.hrw.org/about/projects/women.html
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people
around the world. The women’s division has a campaign against the
Trafficking of Women and Girls.

Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc. -
www.humantraffickingawareness.com/
In June of 2004, a group of women on Sanibel Island, Florida, decided that
they wanted to learn about human trafficking. The organization they
belonged to, Zonta International, a worldwide organization of professional
women and business executives with a mission of advancing the status of
women worldwide was working on the issue in Bosnia-Herzegovina and
they researched the issue to see if it existed in their community….
A few months later, the first task force meeting was held and over 80 law
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enforcement, service providers, service club members, concerned citizens
and media came. …
Since then, the local task force has been meeting, a statewide human
trafficking task force has been funded, the Sheriff’s Office and a service
provider have been given a federal three-year grant and the community
organization which was originally formed has been called a ―national model
of citizen activism

Human Trafficking Search - www.humantraffickingsearch.net/
 Human Trafficking Search is a database created by the National
MultiCultural Institute. The Institute created the database "as a service to
those individuals and organizations working to eliminate human trafficking."
The website provides access to thousands of documents on the web
produced by various groups and organizations. The site is organized into
four general topics: Human Trafficking, Child Labor, Bonded Labor, and
Sex Slavery.

Humantrafficking.org – www.humantrafficking.org
The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East
Asia and Pacific together to cooperate and learn from each other’s
experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has
country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and
contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a
description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact
information.
Has many useful databases: books, films, organizations, documents, and
much more.

iAbolish: American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) www.iablolis.org/
The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) is a nonprofit organization that
works with former victims of human trafficking to abolish modern-day
slavery, focusing primarily on systems of chattel slavery in Sudan and
Mauritania. It also has a speaker’s bureau:
Our speakers have addressed everyone from Congress and the UN
Commission on Human Rights to schools, religious groups, and local
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communities across the nation. Their unique perspective, as people who
have either experienced slavery or witnessed it firsthand, have made for
powerful presentations and opened the door to inspiring discussion.
Representing countries around the world, their remarkable stories of tragedy
and triumph have made a global problem immediate in small towns and
major cities alike. Bring them to your community by booking a speaker
below.

Images of Human Trafficking - www.gtipphotos.state.gov/
The photographs in this gallery were taken to illustrate the State
Department's annual report on "Trafficking in Persons," required under the
Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000.. This report
serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government
encourages other countries to help fight forced labor, sexual exploitation,
and modern-day slavery.
The Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons assigned a U.S.
photographer, Kay Chernush, to take these photos in India, Thailand, Italy,
and Hong Kong in 2005. They are available for use with the credit: "Kay
Chernush for the U.S. State Department." For high resolution photos, please
click on "download high res photos" found below the bottom right corner of
every photo.
This gallery was prepared by the Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking
in Persons and managed by the Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of
Electronic Information, U.S. Department of State.

International Federation Terre des Hommes - www.terredeshommes.org/
In 2001 Terre des Hommes launched an international campaign to stop child
trafficking. The campaign now operates in 36 countries with the
participation of 900 local and national NGOs. It combines awareness raising
activities, advocacy work and direct help to children in more than 20
countries.

International Institute of Boston - www.iiboston.org/
Founded in 1924, IIB helps immigrants and refugees successfully integrate
into New England.
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Fundamental to all of the Institute's programs is the promotion of self-
sufficiency – giving clients the tools to help themselves become active
participants in the social, political and economic richness of American life.
The Institute provides newcomers with direct and practical assistance in the
form of English & literacy courses, Refugee Resettlement services,
Citizenship Education, Economic Development, Employment Training &
Placement, Legal Aid and Social Services (e.g. crisis intervention, mental
health counseling, human trafficking prevention).
International Institute of New Jersey, Anti-Trafficking Initiative –
www.iinj.org/AntiTraffickingInitiative.htm
From 2003 to 2006, working with the New Jersey State Attorney General’s
Office, Monmouth University School of Social Work, Safe Horizon, and
with support from Congressman Chris Smith, the International Institute of
New Jersey created the New Jersey Anti-Trafficking Initiative. The
Initiative brought together key stakeholders from throughout the state to
increase cooperation and understanding of the problem of Human
Trafficking in NJ. Additionally, the Initiative worked with stakeholders to
develop protocols for serving trafficking victims. The intent of these
protocols was to help identify how and where stakeholders may obtain
crucial resources and describe a statewide system for coordination and
communication.

International Justice Mission (IJM) - www.ijm.org
International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice
for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent
oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with
local governments to ensure immediate victim rescue, to prosecute
perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that promote
functioning public justice systems. IJM’s local justice professionals work in
14 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

International Labour Organization (ILO), see International Programme
on the Elimination of Child Labor.

International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA) - www.iofa.org/
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Currently, IOFA's projects are focused on two main initiatives-the
Prevention of Youth Trafficking and Girls Leadership Development. IOFA
is also home to Train Tracks, International Training Institute on Human
Trafficking.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Counter Trafficking
Service – www.iom.int/en/who/main_service_areas_counter.shtml
Dedicated to assisting trafficked migrants through protection, counseling,
free legal and medical services, assisted return and re-integration.

International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labor (IPEC) -
http://www.ilo.org/ipec/index.htm
The ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour
(IPEC) was created in 1992 with the overall goal of the progressive
elimination of child labour, which was to be achieved through strengthening
the capacity of countries to deal with the problem and promoting a
worldwide movement to combat child labour. IPEC currently has operations
in 88 countries, with an annual expenditure on technical cooperation projects
that reached over US$74 million in 2006. It is the largest programme of its
kind globally and the biggest single operational programme of the ILO.

The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons (ITEMP) –
www.itemp.org/.
The Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons (ITEMP) is an
international organization that is dedicated to ending contemporary slavery
and human trafficking through public awareness, research, and direct
intervention. ITEMP was founded in March of 2005 by Patrick J. Atkinson,
the executive director of The GOD'S CHILD Project International.
Irish Refugee Council (IRC) – www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/
The IRC is an independent non-governmental organisation which was set up
in 1992 to promote the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Ireland. It
has its head office in Dublin.
The role of the IRC has evolved considerably in recent times. The
organization is now poised, backed by increased funding, to launch an
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extended advocacy campaign to promote the rights of asylum seekers and
refugees in Ireland.
A fact sheet is given which has information on forthcoming EU laws to
combat human trafficking, and a list of links are given to Irish and European
organizations.

La Strada International - www.lastradainternational.org
La Strada aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, with a focus on
women in Central and Eastern Europe. The primary goal is to improve the
position of women and to promote their universal rights, including the right
to choose to emigrate and work abroad and to be protected from violence
and abuse. La Strada refers victims to support networks in the Netherlands,
Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Macedonia, and Moldova.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service –
www.lirs.org/What/children/TCI.htm
In 2002 LIRS formed the ―Trafficked Children Initiative‖ to increase
understanding regarding children who are trafficked into the United States.
The LIRS Trafficked Children Initiative seeks to do the following:
Advocate for public policies that protect the safety and well-being of
trafficked children
Develop services and train providers to meet the special needs of trafficked
minors
Educate the public regarding this gross violation of human rights
Trafficking victims who are under the age of 18 are eligible for a special
foster care program, which provides them with a home along with the
services and support they need to rebuild their lives. This is known as the
Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program and has a special emphasis
on preserving the cultural, linguistic, and religious identities of all foreign-
born children in care. LIRS partners with the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops to assist the Office of Refugee Resettlement by placing eligible
trafficked children in the URM program. LIRS and USCCB also develop
services and train providers to meet the special needs of trafficked children.
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Maiti Nepal - www.maitinepal.org/
MAITI Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women
from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child
prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. A
group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and
social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against all the
social evils inflicted upon our female populace. Most of all, its special focus
has always been on preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing
flesh trade victims and rehabilitating them. This social organization also
actively works to find justice for the victimized lot of girls and women by
engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the
criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy
from the local to national and international levels.

Matahari: Eye of the Day - www.eyeoftheday.org/
MataHari works with individuals and communities that are impacted by
family violence, sexual violence, migrant labor exploitation and human
trafficking. They have specialized expertise in working with migrants and
communities of color.

Miramed Institute – www.miramedinstitute.org/
A 501C3 tax exempt public charity, with Special Consultative status to the
United Nations Economics and Social Council, providing programs of social
protection, education, training and self-sufficiency for displaced and
orphaned children in Russia and coalition-building, education and training
for the prevention of trafficking of girls and young women in Russia since
1991.

MOSAIC Family Services, Inc. - www.mosaicservices.org/
Mosaic Family Services, Inc. is a nonprofit community-based organization
that provides services to underserved groups in the Dallas/Ft. Worth
Metroplex. We help immigrants and refugees, at-risk youth, and those at
risk for HIV/AIDS. The mission of Mosaic Family Services is to support,
educate, and empower individuals and families of the communities we
serve.
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The goals of the Services for Victims of Trafficking Program at Mosaic
Family Services include: educating immigrants and mainstream
communities about issues relating to trafficking and immigrant needs and;
providing culturally and linguistically competent services to victims
experiencing abuse, so that they may recover from a criminal act, aid in the
criminal justice process, and work towards economic self-sufficiency.

National Criminal Investigation Reference Service (NCJRS) -
www.ncjrs.gov/
Has resources on human trafficking, which are: Facts & Figures, Legislation,
Publications, Programs, Training & Technical Assistance, Grants &
Funding, and Related Resources.

National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) - www.nmci.org/. (NMCI
created the Human Trafficking Search database.
Founded in 1983, the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) is proud to be
one of the first organizations to have recognized the nation's need for new
services, knowledge, and skills in the growing field of multiculturalism and
diversity.
In the past few years, over 35,000 participants have attended our national
conferences and on-site workshops. Conference participants come from all
50 states and several countries around the world. Our Organizational
Training and Consulting clients are nationwide. We have extensive
experience working with corporations, educational institutions, government
agencies and non-profit organizations in the areas of workforce diversity,
human resource management, multicultural education and cross-cultural
conflict resolution.
As a private, non-profit organization, NMCI is funded through fees for
service, contracts, foundation grants, and corporate and individual
contributions. Our highly qualified staff and network of trainers, consultants
and clinicians include women and men of diverse ethnic and cultural
backgrounds who bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the
work.
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Networking Against Trafficking in Women and Girls -
www.qweb.kvinnoforum.se/projects/trafficking.asp
A project of the Foundation of Women's Forum/Stiftelsen Kvinnoforum.
Located in Stockholm, Sweden. Website is in Swedish.

New Jersey Anti-Trafficking Initiative - http://iinj.org/Anti-
Traffiking_RESOURCE_DIRECTORY_June_2005.pdf.
The New Jersey Anti-Trafficking Initiative is a program of the
International Institute of New Jersey, and it has been working since June
2003 to achieve the following main goals:
• Increase knowledge and understanding of the scope of
trafficking in New Jersey, the benefits available to victims,
how to identify and respond to the special psychological,
social, legal and medical needs of trafficked persons
• Identify gaps in services, communication among key
stakeholders, coordination of response and make
recommendations for change to promote more effective
response to victims’ needs
• Develop a statewide system for coordination and
communication among key partners
• Establish a statewide protocol and resource
network/coalition to manage coordination of response and
care of persons who have been trafficked the development
of a step-by-step protocol with specific guidelines for serving
trafficking victims. These guidelines will identify how and
where stakeholders may obtain crucial resources and will
describe a statewide system for coordination and
communication.
• Develop a statewide resource list of law enforcement,
NGO’s, social service agencies and organizations able to
assist victims and train agency personnel.

Nightlight Design - www.nightlightbangkok.com
A Christian ministry based in urban Bangkok, NightLight provides outreach
to women and children exploited in the city’s sex bars. It’s main goal is to
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intervene when children are solicited for sex trafficking and also to provide
women with job training and employment through a self-sustaining business.

Not For Sale Fund - www.notforsalecampaign.org
Not For Sale is a campaign of individuals, musicians, artists, people of faith,
businesses, schools, and sports teams united to inspire a new generation of
abolitionists to fight the modern global slave trade.

OneWorld - http://us.oneworld.net/
OneWorld.net is the premiere global hub for groups and individuals who
care about international issues—a town hall for today’s interconnected
world.
OneWorld United States publishes U.S. and international perspecitves on
global issues gathered from OneWorld partners worldwide. We select from
OneWorld's vast network of nongovernmental organizations, development-
oriented news services, foundations, and research institutions the news and
views considered to be of the greatest interest to a U.S. audience.
OneWorld offers three in-depths studies on human trafficking: Human
Trafficking 101, Crossing Borders, and The Work of NGOs.

Polaris Project - www.polarisproject.org
Polaris project is a leading international organization combating human
trafficking and modern-day slavery. Based in the United States and Japan,
they bring together community members, survivors, and professionals to
fight trafficking and slavery in the spirit of a modern-day Underground
Railroad.

Prevent Human Trafficking Institute (PHI) -
http://preventhumantrafficking.org/
Since 1999, PHI has built a strong base of support for trafficked individuals
through our programs and services in Thailand, Cambodia, and the United
States. Our focus is the elimination of the exploitation of the weakest
segments of our society. In traveling twice yearly to Southeast Asia, we aim
to export HOPE about successful programs while importing information on
how to combat the horrors of the trafficking industry. We also aim to
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educate the next generation of human rights activists, policy makers, and
academics.
Office in Washington, DC.

Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women – Mekong Sub-
Regional -
www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/bangkok/child/trafficking/index.htm
A branch of the International Labour Organization.

Project HOPE International – Renamed. See Prevent Human
Trafficking Institute (PHI).

Project Reach. See The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

Protection Project - www.protectionproject.org
Based at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in
Washington, DC, the Protection Project documents information about the
scope of the problem of trafficking, with a focus on U.S. and International
laws, case law, and implications for foreign policy.

The Redlight Children Campaign - www.redlightchildren.org
The REDLIGHT CHILDREN Campaign is the latest phase of a journey that
began in 2002 with New York Lawyer Guy Jacobson. While traveling in
Phnom Penh, Jacobson encountered a barrage of young girls, some just 5-
years old, aggressively soliciting prostitution. The horror was not lost on
him. Shortly thereafter, he began gathering together a passionate group of
advocates determined to protect young children in danger of becoming part
of the global sex trade.
Their efforts include The K11 Project - three films created and produced by
an ambitious group of filmmakers, stars and activists. Each film is based on
real-life experiences in the underage sex trade.
Today, "Expose it. Fight it. End it." is our rallying cry. It inspires us as we
raise awareness via mass media, emboldens us as we pressure governments
for more effective legislation; and reawakens us during our never-ending
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search for additional public and private resources.

Refugee Women’s Alliance – www.rewa.org
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is a multi-ethnic, community-based
organization that provides comprehensive services to refugee and immigrant
women and families in the Puget Sound area. ReWA, formerly Southeast
Asian Women's Alliance, was founded in 1985 by a group of successfully
resettled women who sought to provide newly-arrived women with services
not offered by other agencies. It has an anti-trafficking program.

Regina Pacis Fund - www.reginapacis.org/en
The Regina Pacis Fund oversees protection programs for victims of sexual
trafficking in Italy and Moldova. They offer material and psychological
assistance, employment, and reintegration facilities for girls who decide to
return home.

Renewal Forum – www.renewalforum.org
The Renewal Forum, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation founded
in 2006 to undertake programs of policy research and advocacy to promote
respect for human dignity.
Based on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the principals of the Forum
include several leading national experts on human trafficking. Steven
Wagner ran the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Human
Trafficking Program for three years and implemented its Rescue and Restore
Victims of Human Trafficking public awareness campaign. Rodger Hunter-
Hall, who served as Deputy Director of the HHS program.
The initial focus of the Renewal Forum is on the phenomenon of human
trafficking – particularly the trafficking of juveniles – here in the United
States. This is so because:
1) human trafficking is beyond argument the greatest systematic affront to
human dignity being perpetrated in the United States today;
2) it is an area of public policy in which the principals of the Renewal Forum
have, collectively, unrivalled expertise. .
In November, 2007 the Renewal Forum released a 24 page report, An
Examination of State Laws on Human Trafficking,.
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(http://renewalforum.org/theblog/wp-
content/uploads/2007/11/statelawanalysis1.pdf).

Rescue and Restore -
www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/rescue_restore/index.html
Under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designated as the
agency responsible for helping victims of human trafficking become eligible
to receive benefits and services so they may rebuild their lives safely in the
U.S. As part of this effort, HHS has initiated the Rescue & Restore Victims
of Human Trafficking campaign to help identify and assist victims of human
trafficking in the United States.

Restore - www.restorenyc.org/
Restore is a Christian ministry [in the New York City areas] that serves
trafficked and prostituted women who want to leave the sex trade. Restore
plans to provide programs and services to these sexually exploited women
that will assist them with their recovery and reintegration into society.
These programs and services include:
A safe and secure living environment.
An off-site day program.
Job training skills and on-the-job experience.
Legal representation as needs arise.

Restoration Ministries - www.restorationministriesdc.org
Restoration Ministries, based in Washington, D.C., helps trafficking
survivors build a new support system through the body of Christ. RM
provides a safe and nurturing environment for men, women and children to
be restored.

Ricky Martin Foundation - www.rickymartinfoundation.org
The Ricky Martin Foundation is a non-for profit organization whose mission
is to advocate for the well-being of children around the world in critical
areas such as social justice education and health. Our flagship program
People for Children condemns child exploitation.
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Rugmark - www.rugmark.org
Rugmark aims to end child labor and offers educational opportunities for
children in Nepal, India, and Pakistan. The Rugmark label assures
consumers that no illegal child labor was employed in the manufacture of a
carpet or rug.

Safe Horizon – See Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon.

Salvation Army - www.salvationarmyusa.org/trafficking
The Salvation Army is committed to policy resources and public action
against sex trafficking. It assists trafficking victims and has recently
launched an international awareness campaign.
The second site address given above has links to many useful resources one
of which is an anti-trafficking training manual.

San Diego Youth & Community Services (SDYCS) - www.sdycs.org/
San Diego Youth & Community Services (SDYCS) administers the Baja
California-San Diego for Freedom From Exploitation (B-SAFFE) Project.
We provide victim services to trafficked children from age 12 to 17. The
Project is funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the
Department of Health and Human Services. The B-SAFFE scope of work
consists of the following three components:
Comprehensive victim services
Training to law enforcement and non-government organizations
Outreach to the community
SDYCS is also a part of the ACTION Network - a comprehensive
community response to ending the prostitution of children in San Diego.

Sankalp - www.sankalpindia.net/drupal
Sankalp works with the indigenous Kol people in the state of Uttar Pradesh
in north India who have survived for generations as bonded laborers with an
illegal debt that can never be paid off. Sankalp helps them organize into
micro-credit unions and collaborates with volunteer lawyers to acquire
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small-scale quarrying leases from the state and to win freedom for the Kol
people.

Shared Hope International - www.sharedhope.org/
Shared Hope International works worldwide combating sex trafficking. As
an international leader in the issue, we have gained a reputation for
prompting legal and political reform against trafficking, and have expertise
in restoring women and children worldwide.

Solidarity Philippines Australia Network (SPAN) –
http://cpcabrisbane.org/Kasama/2006/V20n1/HumanTrafficking.htm
SPAN is a network of Filipino and Australian individuals and organisations
active in solidarity with the struggles of the Filipino peoples for Human
Rights, Self-Determination, Social Justice, Peace and Democracy. SPAN
identifies with the poor and oppressed majority of the Philippines and acts
upon its special concern for women and children in general and indigenous
peoples in particular.

Solwodi (Solidarilty) - www.solwodi.de/
Solwodi is a German group dedicated to ending the trafficking of women,
and to assisting trafficked women throughout Germany. The website is in
German.

Soujourners - www.sojo.net
A Christian ministry, Sojourners organizes social justice and is dedicated to
building a global movement to transform individuals, communities, the
church and the world. It collaborates with U.S. and international faith-based
groups to combat poverty and the global slave trade.

Standing Against Global Exploitation Project (SAGE) - www.sagesf.org
A unique collaboration between law enforcement, public health, social
services, and private agencies, SAGE partners work for restorative justice
that benefits individual communities and the whole of society.
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STOP (STOP Trafficking and Oppression of children and women) -
www.stopindia.org/
STOP was initiated as a movement under the Ramola Bhar Charitable Trust
in the year 1998 (as a direct fall out of Global March against Child Labour
where Managing Trustee Ms. Roma Debabrata was a core Marcher) by a
group of academicians, professionals and community-based workers joining
hands in order to create an egalitarian society, ensuring justice and equality
for children and women.
STOP began as a movement to challenge the complex mechanisms related to
trafficking and sexual exploitation that remain hidden from public view: the
plight of young girls and women who are trafficked into different
exploitative situations. Through a strong and cohesive network of partners
ranging from civil society, policy makers, law enforcement agencies, the
judiciary and corporate sector STOP has succeeded in recovering and
empowering innumerable survivors of trafficking, many of whom are HIV-
positive.
STOP's activities are overseen from its office in Delhi, but the organization’s
influence extends far beyond India’s capital city.

Stop the Traffik - www.stopthetraffik.org
A global coalition, Stop the Traffik focuses on advocacy and education to
fight human trafficking. Currently over three hundred member organizations
including businesses, faith groups, community groups and charities have
joined Stop the Traffik.

Stop Trafficking -
http://secretary.state.gov/www/picw/trafficking/home.htm
U.S. Anti-Trafficking Working Group
U.S. Department of State
2001 "C" Street, N.W., Suite 6934
Washington, DC 20520-7512
Phone: (202) 647-5440
Research on human trafficking, U.S. government response, regional
initiatives, articles, cases and laws, resources and reference materials.
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Students & Artists Fighting to End Human Slavery (SAFEHS) -
www.safehs.com/
AFEHS is a non-profit that provides spaces through workshops and venues
for students and artists to feature their work in educating the community and
their peers about human trafficking and intersecting issues.
The curriculum is multi-media; our goal is to inspire the community to
explore various avenues in which they may artistically express themselves
through a variety of lens.
Because human slavery impacts everyone in the U.S. we value all forms of
artistic expression and encourage race, gender, class and religious diversity
in our students and mentors. Our objective is to empower students/survivors
and the community and its artists to recognize their agency in promoting
social change and abolishing human slavery through non-violence: the arts.

Students Stopping the Trafficking of People (SSTOP) -
www18.georgetown.edu/explore/organizations/sstop/
SSTOP is a student organization at Georgetown University and was founded
in April 2004 by a small group of young women who were empowered to do
something about the issue of human trafficking. The purpose of SSTOP is
to raise awareness, educate each other and other students, provide service to
survivors of trafficking within the DC community, fundraise for elected
organizations, and take this issue to the global level. We are constantly
looking to expand our position within the anti-trafficking community by
building relationships with other sources. If you, or anyone you know, are
interested in supporting us, please contact the President of Georgetown's
chapter of SSTOP by emailing georgetownsstop@gamil.com.

Tahirih Justice Center - www.tahirih.org/
Tahirih is involved in a wide range of public policy initiatives including the
ratification of the Convention to Eliminate Discrimination Against Women
(CEDAW), the promotion of legislation to assist victims of trafficking, and
the protection of gender-based persecution as a grounds for asylum.
While assisting with many public policy initiatives, Tahirih played a
leadership role in advocacy efforts to ensure police protection for
immigrants and spearheaded the Campaign to End Exploitation by
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International Marriage Brokers.
Tahirih

Tapestri - www.tapestri.org/
Tapestri, Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and
immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate
methods. As advocates for refugee and immigrant families affected by
domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, we are committed to
using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to
effect change in the lives of these families.
Anti-Trafficking Program: Providing outreach, education and direct
services for victims of human trafficking.

Terre de homes - www.tdh.ch. See Childtrafficking.com
Since its creation in 1960, when it was founded by Edmond Kaiser, the
mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children.
It endeavors at all times to defend the rights of children, in times of war or
natural catastrophe, or in less publicized situations of distress. Over the last
forty years, Terre des hommes has specialized in three areas of expertise:
health, social care, and the rights of the child.
In October 2001, Terre des hommes launched an international campaign:
Stop Child Trafficking. The campaign is run – together with local partners –
by regional coordinators and delegates in 33 countries of the six regions:
Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Southern Africa, South America and
Western Africa.

Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) -
http://policy-traccc.gmu.edu/abouttraccc/abouttraccc.shtml
TraCCC is the first center in the United States devoted to understanding the
links among terrorism, transnational crime and corruption, and to teach,
research, train and help formulate policy on these critical issues. TraCCC is
a research center within the School of Public Policy at George Mason
University….
Research topics in which TraCCC and its overseas partners are actively
engaged include human smuggling and trafficking; nuclear proliferation
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issues; the links between crime and terrorism; money laundering and other
financial crimes; the impact or organized crime and terrorism on legitimate
business; and environmental crimes. TraCCC hosts visiting scholars and
international leaders on these issues through programs such as Fulbright,
IREX and the Open World Leadership Program throughout the year.

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault - www.taasa.org/trafficking/
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is the statewide
organization committed to ending sexual violence in Texas. A non-profit
educational and advocacy organization based in Austin, TAASA member
agencies comprise a statewide network of over 80 crisis centers that serve
rural as well as metropolitan areas. Founded in 1982, the agency has a strong
record of success in community education, youth outreach, law enforcement
training, legislative advocacy, and curricula and materials development.
The Toll-Free Trafficking Hotline run by the Covenant House is (888) 373-
7888.

Tiny Stars - www.tinystars.org
Tiny stars aims to expose the growing multibillion dollar industry of the
child sex trade and works behind the scenes alongside law enforcement to
capture international child predators. Tiny Stars is also committed to
educating the public and give voice to vulnerable victims.

Trafficked Children Initiative. See Lutheran Immigration and Refugee
Service.

Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force – Civil
Right Division of the U.S. Department of Justice -
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/tpwetf.htm
The Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Task Force (TPWETF)
seeks to prevent trafficking in persons and worker exploitation throughout
the United States and to investigate and prosecute cases when such
violations occur. The criminal involuntary servitude statutes are critical tools
in this effort, which recognizes that trafficking in persons is a form of
modern-day slavery.
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Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute: Project Reach -
www.traumacenter.org/
Project REACH, a mobile crisis intervention service, provides Rapid
Evaluation, Assessment, and Consultation Services for Human trafficking
victims. Team members travel to Eastern seaboard and Texas sites to
identify the acute psychosocial needs of trafficking victims and help local
service providers meet these needs. This project is supported by a grant from
the Office for Victims of Crime of the U.S. Dept. of Justice.
Contact: Elizabeth Hopper, Ph.D.(617) 232-1303, x211.

Triad Ladder of Hope Ministry - http://triadladderofhope.org/
Triad Ladder of Hope is dedicated to fighting slavery in North Carolina,
helping women in crisis situations and offering HOPE to those in need. The
missions of Triad Ladder of Hope Ministry are to provide a Christian
context, in which women trapped in modern day slavery and women in need
are liberated, given HOPE, safety,, security and freedom.

UNICEF: Innocenti Research Centre -
www.childtrafficking.org/eng/about/project.html
The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is the independent research arm of
the United Nations agency dedicated to the protection of children and the
promotion of child rights….
The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is a key research partner in the
development of a European Union—African Plan of Action on Trafficking.
One of its primary contributions is the new 2003-2004 research publication
―Trafficking in Human Beings, especially Women and Children, in Africa‖,
which covers 53 countries in Africa and is a collaborative project with the
Governments of Italy and Sweden.
Given the impact of this study’s results and the importance of the issue of
trafficking in children, UNICEF has mobilized resources to follow up the
research. The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre is currently engaged in
research activities on trafficking of children in Europe. This research
investigates the complexity of the problem from its origin (Central and
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Eastern Europe and Baltic States) to its destination (EU and Western
Europe).

UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund - www.unfpa.org/about/
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international
development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child
to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in
using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to
ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young
person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with
dignity and respect.
In view of the clear link between trafficking and women’s violation
reproductive health and rights, UNFPA is working to both to draw attention
to the problem and to address it.


United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
(UN.GIFT) – http://www.giftasia.in/index.php. (UN.GIFT is a division of
the UN Office on Drugs & Crime.)
The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
(UN.GIFT) aims to mobilize state and non-state actors to eradicate human
trafficking by (i) reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the
demand for exploitation in all its forms; (ii) ensuring adequate protection
and support to those who do fall victim, and (iii) supporting the efficient
prosecution of the criminals involved, while respecting the fundamental
human rights of all persons.
In carrying out its mission UN.GIFT will increase knowledge and awareness
on human trafficking; promote effective rights-based responses; build
capacity of state and non-state actors; and foster partnerships for joint action
against human trafficking.

United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the
Greater Mekong Sub-Region Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar,
Thailand, Vietnam - www.un.or.th/TraffickingProject/
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The UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong
Sub-region (UNIAP) was established in June 2000 to facilitate a stronger
and more coordinated response to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong
Sub-region (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and
Vietnam). At a regional level, UNIAP brings together six governments,
thirteen UN agencies and eight international NGOs. At a country level, the
project includes an extensive network of government, local and international
NGOs, UN organizations, donors and links to networks in south Asia and
beyond. The UNIAP Regional Office is based in Bangkok. It manages the
country programs with guidance provided by an inter-governmental. Project
Steering Committee that meets annually. The UN Inter-Agency Working
Group on Human Trafficking provides management oversight for UNIAP in
the Greater Mekong Sub-region.
A database of publications concerning this region is given.

United States Department of Education: Office of Safe & Drug Free
Schools (OSDFS) - www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/factsheet.html
A fact sheet on the human trafficking of children in the United States for
schools.

United States Department of Health and Human Services:
Administration for Children & Families – The Campaign to Rescue and
Restore Victims of Human Trafficking - www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/.
This site contains a number of facts sheets about human trafficking in
English, Spanish, Polish, and Russian, as well as tool kits and brochures that
can be downloaded for health care providers, social service organizations,
and law enforcement officers.
The following site: www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking/resources/plain_site.html
give the document: Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying
Victims of Trafficking in the U.S.

United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) -
www.usdoj.gov/whatwedo/whatwedo_ctip.html
It is a high priority of the Department of Justice to pursue and prosecute
human traffickers. Human trafficking frequently involves the trafficking of
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women and children for sexual exploitation, a brutal crime the Department is
committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting. Trafficking also
often involves exploitation of agricultural and sweat shop workers, as well
as individuals working as domestic servants.
Report trafficking crimes or get help by calling the toll-free hotline
1-888-428-7581 (voice and TTY).

United States Department of Justice (USDOJ): Civil Rights Division –
www.usdoj.gov/crt/crim/wetf/trafficbrochure.html.
Trafficking in Persons: A Guide for Non-Governmental Organizations.
This document gives a definition of human trafficking, the laws against it,
and describes the services that a victim of human trafficking may be eligible
for. Contains useful information for NGO’s assisting human trafficking
victims.

United States Department of State: International Information Programs
– Responses to Human Trafficking. Electronic Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, June
2003. http://usinfo.state.gov/journals/itgic/0603/ijge/ijge0603.htm
Around the world, diverse organizations have joined governments in the
campaign to eradicate human trafficking, working together to thwart
criminal organizations that seek profit from enslavement. Whether in the
courts, in the media, or in targeted local campaigns, law enforcement
officers and human rights activists are finding ways to rescue victims from
indentured servitude, forced prostitution, and child labor. At the same time,
organizations and governments are conducting broad educational campaigns
to prevent other innocents from falling prey to this 21st century form of
slavery.
In this publication we highlight what these activists are doing to promote
human potential and protect human dignity against the horrifying practice of
human trafficking.

United States Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat
Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP) - www.state.gov/g/tip/
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The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP) provides
the tools to combat trafficking in persons and assists in the coordination of
anti-trafficking efforts both worldwide and domestically.
A fact sheet on human trafficking is given at
www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/fs/2005/60840.htm

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) -
www.ice.gov/
Created in March 2003, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the
largest investigative branch of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The agency was created after 9/11, by combining the law enforcement arms
of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the former
U.S. Customs Service, to more effectively enforce our immigration and
customs laws and to protect the United States against terrorist attacks. ICE
does this by targeting illegal immigrants: the people, money and materials
that support terrorism and other criminal activities. ICE is a key component
of the DHS ―layered defense‖ approach to protecting the nation.
Human trafficking and human smuggling represent significant risks to
homeland security. Would-be terrorists and criminals can often access the
same routes and utilize the same methods being used by human smugglers.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Human Smuggling and
Trafficking Unit works to identify criminals and organizations involved in
these illicit activities.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services
(USCCB) - www.usccb.org/mrs/traffickingweb.shtml.
The reality of thousands of our brothers and sisters laboring in modern day
slavery compels us to act now to stop human trafficking and to serve the
victims of this crime. USCCB/MRS, in support of the U.S. Catholic bishops’
Committee on Migration, responds to the international phenomenon of
trafficking in persons in several ways.
USCCB/MRS administers three federally funded programs that provide
services to human trafficking survivors. One is a contract from the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement,
and two are grants from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of
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Crime, to raise awareness about the issue of trafficking and serve the
victims. USCCB/MRS also convenes the Coalition of Catholic
Organizations Against Trafficking: over twenty national and international
Catholic organizations united to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking,
through public education, advocacy, and services.

VAWnet- National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women -
http://new.vawnet.org/category/index_pages.php?category_id=683
The online resource for advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual
assault, and other violence in the lives of women and their children.
This site has a unit on human trafficking which has numerous fact sheets,
resources of articles, papers and reports, policy and practice guides/toolkits,
and a list of organizations.

Vision Abolition - www.visionabolition.org
Vision Abolition traces its origins to Mark Connelly, senior pastor of
Superstition Springs Community Church in Gilbert.
Sex trafficking is the commercial trade of an individual through prostitution,
pornography, forced marriage or involuntary servitude.
Connelly's journey led him to partner with Shared Hope International, based
in Vancouver, Wash., so Vision Abolition wouldn't have to start from
scratch.
Shared Hope builds villages across the globe to rescued girls and give them
shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training opportunities.
Vision Abolition also sought to partner with other churches and
organizations inspired by the same concern over sex trafficking.
Among the churches that are part of Vision Abolition is Rock Point Church
in Gilbert. Bill Bush, Rock Point's senior pastor, is the vice president of
Vision Abolition.
The first step was to help Homes of Hope in Fiji. Headed by Mark and Lynn
Roche, the organization helps girls and women who have been trafficked.
The Roches use vocational training, mentoring and spiritual healing in a
village setting near Suva, Fiji.

Vital Voices Global Partnership - www.vitalvoices.org
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Vital Voices Global Partnership believes in the transformative value of
women’s participation in society. We invest in emerging women leaders -
pioneers of economic development, political participation, and human rights
in their countries - and we help them build the capabilities, connections, and
credibility they need to unlock their potential as catalysts of global progress.
Combating human trafficking is one of Vital Voices’ main focuses to protect
women’s rights.
As part of our work to increase awareness about women's rights, in
particular violence against women, Vital Voices publishes issues of the Vital
Voices Trafficking Alert bi-monthly. The Trafficking Alert is an electronic
newsletter that keeps women's rights advocates and policymakers worldwide
informed of current developments in the advancement of women's rights.

Witness - www.witness.org/
WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world
to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal
stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public
engagement and policy change.

Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON) - www.wocononline.org/
WOCON is committed to monitoring the implementation of women’s rights
for the attainment of equal status of women in all aspects of social, political
and economic development within the communities and the nation at large.
Organizing and establishing resource centers from which individuals and
other organizations committed to feminist goals can share space, equipments
and information on women’s issues.
Monitoring and ensuring the implementation of all commitments made by
government bodies and agencies through conventions, charters, regulations
and agreements geared towards the welfare and enhancement of the status of
women.
Educating the public on the rights of women and the means of enforcing
such rights for the achievement of full equality and development.
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Women’s Human Rights Resources - Boris Laskin Law Library,
University of Toronto.
http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/whrr/display_annotation.cfm?ID=24&sister=utl
This site contain a database of articles, documents, books, and links that
defines the problem of human trafficking and identifies the relevant
international prohibitions against slavery and trafficking.

The World Revolution - www.worldrevolution.org/
The World Revolution is an idea for a new, global activist social movement
for progressive social change. It aims to resolve in a definitive and
comprehensive manner the major social problems of our world and our era.
Major issue areas of the World Revolution include: peace, human rights, the
environment, and world poverty.
An introduction and overview is given of human trafficking as well as an in-
depth resource guide to organizations, articles, fact sheets and publications.

World Vision - www.worldvision.org/
A Christian humanitarian organization, World vision is dedicated to working
with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full
potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. One of its goals is
to stop child sex tourism.

The Zero (Official Website of Andrew Vachiss) - http://vachss.com/
Andrew Vachss is an attorney who represents children and youth
exclusively, with 30 years experience in child protective work. He has been
a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social services
caseworker, and a labor organizer. He also directed a maximum security
prison for "aggressive-violent" youth.
This site contains human trafficking resources: articles and organizations; as
well as resources on bonded labor and child abuse.

								
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