Human Trafficking Resource List
Movies to watch:
Very Young Girls - David Schisgall's startling documentary captures the
heartbreaking stories of underage girls -- many as young as 13 -- who've been
forced into prostitution in New York, exposing how pimps use isolation, violence
and drugs to keep girls dependent. Many of the girls interviewed take part in
GEMS, a shelter and mentoring program founded by activist Rachel Lloyd --
(Available from Netflix.com for mail and instant viewing on your computer)
Playground -The Child Sex Trade in America. Watch preview of video at
Taken, 2008 (available from Netflix.com and your local video store).
Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids (2005) (Available from
Fields of Mudan, a 23 minute film about child sex slavery in Asia (2004)
Human Trafficking, the 4-hour Lifetime miniseries on European women
trafficked into the USA for prostitution (2005)
Modern-Day Slavery: Sierra Leone and Liberia, a 10 minute video by World
Hope and World Relief on trafficking and our programs in these countries. View
Sex Trafficking in Cambodia, a 23 minute World Hope video documenting the
lives of victims in Cambodia (2003). View at
Blood Diamond - illustrates how child soldiers are used in West African
conflicts (2006) (Available from Netflix.com and your local video store).
Soldier Child, a documentary about child soldiers in Uganda (2005)
Children at War by P.W. Singer – 2007 Reading List.
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by
Kevin Bales & Ron Soodalter, 2009.
Agencies and Contacts:
Atlanta Women’s Agenda
Office of the Mayor
55 Trinity Avenue, SW, Suite 1950
Atlanta, GA 30303
Juvenile Justice Fund
Center to End Adolescent Sexual Exploitation (CEASE)
395 Pryor Street – Suite 1025
Atlanta, GA 30312
404 224 4415
GEMS (Girl’s Educational & Mentoring Services
Living Water for Girls – Circle of Friends, Inc.
a safe therapeutic refuge for American girls.
Metro Atlanta Child Prostitution Task Force (MATCH)
If you know of a child in Atlanta that is being exploited for the purpose of prostitution or
indentured servitude. Please call the Dear John/Human Trafficking Hotline at
Open Door Community House, Inc. (a National Mission Institution)
2405 Second Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901-1023
P.O. Box 77892
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: 202-745-1001 | Fax: 202-745-1119 |
Polaris Project's vision is for a world without slavery. Named after the North Star that
guided slaves towards freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project has
been providing a comprehensive approach to combating human trafficking and modern-
day slavery since 2002.
The Salvation Army
Network of Emergency Trafficking Services
For a free packet of information about sex trafficking, email your request along with your
name and mailing address to: email@example.com and visit
Shared Hope International
P.O. Box 65337
Vancouver, WA 98665
World Hope International, Inc. (FAAST)
625 Slaters Lane, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
1 888 466 HOPE (4673)
Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline 1 888 373 7888
Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Refugee Resettlement
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons & Worker Exploitation Task Force
Complaint line – 1 888 428 7581
Federal Bureau of Investigation – if anyone living in the United States suspects a
situation of trafficking within the United States they may call the nearest FBI field office.
While you are online visiting various websites and resources for human trafficking, be
aware that there are many counterfeit sites that contain computer viruses, and also
some child pornography sites with misleading site addresses. Only open sites that you
are sure of, or have .org/.gov in their address. The sites below have been checked for
Ahava Kids, www.ahavakids.org
Ahava Kids, a United States, 501(c)3, Not-For-Profit human rights organization, exists
to rescue and care for young victims of child trafficking, enslavement and exploitation in
the United States and throughout the world. Through direct intervention, Ahava Kids has
developed the process of Rescue, Relocation and Rehabilitation. Watch the video.
American Anti-Slavery Group, www.iabolish.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.
Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, 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.
The Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking
(CAST), established in 1998, 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 and to work toward ending all instances of
such human rights violations.
Church Women United http://www.churchwomen.org/trafficking.html
Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s
movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice.
The site contains an excellent collection of education and action resources on human
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women www.catwinternational.org
The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-International (CATW) is a non-
governmental organization that promotes women's human rights by working
internationally to combat sexual exploitation in all its forms. Founded in 1988, CATW
was the first international NGO to focus on human trafficking, especially sex trafficking
of women and girls.
The Covenant House human trafficking initiative encompasses seven key areas:
training, identification and rescue, direct service, outreach and education, networking,
coordination and advocacy, analyzing increased trafficking efforts, and the operation of
the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (888-3737-888.)
The Emancipation Network www.madebysurvivors.com
The Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting
human trafficking and modern day slavery. We help survivors of slavery rebuild their
lives after rescue from slavery, with sustainable income, education and help
reintegrating into society. We work to prevent slavery in high risk communities such as
red light and refugee communities, by creating jobs for adults and through volunteer
trips and donations to our shelter partners for rescue, school fees, emergency needs
and reintegration. TEN imports and sell beautiful handicraft products made by survivors
of slavery and persons at risk of being trafficked into slavery.
The mission of ECPAT-USA is to protect all children from commercial sexual
exploitation. We aim to do this through education, advocacy and the passage and
enforcement of strong laws. ECPAT-USA is a children’s rights organization.
Freedom Network USA, www.freedomnetworkusa.org
Freedom Network (USA), which was established in 2001, is a coalition of 25 non-
governmental organizations that provide services to, and advocate for the rights of,
trafficking survivors in the United States. Since the enactment of the Victims of
Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (VTVPA), Freedom Network (USA)
members have worked closely with trafficked persons to ensure that they receive
necessary services guaranteed under the VTVPA and have also been engaged in
monitoring implementation of the law.
Human Rights Watch, http://www.hrw.org/en/search/apachesolr_search/sex+trafficking
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the
world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political
freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to
justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers
accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive
practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the
international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
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
Humanatis, LLC provides innovative worldwide consulting to government and non-
government entities engaged in counter-trafficking in persons, refugee relief, and the
protection and promotion of human rights. Humanatis, LLC offers legal and policy
consulting, training development and delivery, research and report writing, and program
International Justice Mission, http://www.ijm.org/ourwork/whatwedo
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 victim
rescue, to prosecute perpetrators and to strengthen the community and civic factors that
promote functioning public justice systems.
Modern Emancipation, http://modernemancipation.org
Modern Emancipation is an organization aimed at abolishing the modern-day form of
slavery that still exists today: human trafficking. Our website seeks to help this global
effort by providing a forum in which interested persons can: (1) Learn more about other
organizations and churches that are currently engaging in this struggle; (2) Allow these
groups a chance to promote their respective organizations and join with others; and (3)
Find (and announce) job and volunteer opportunities that are available.
National Labor Committee, http://www.nlcnet.org/reports.php?id=660
The mission of the National Labor Committee is to help defend the human rights of
workers in the global economy. The NLC investigates and exposes human and labor
rights abuses committed by U.S. companies producing goods in the developing world.
We undertake public education, research and popular campaigns that empower U.S.
citizens to support the efforts of workers to learn and defend their rights.
National Organization for Women-NY,
Launched in the Fall of 2006, NOW-NYC's human trafficking campaign set out to get a
state law that recognized trafficking as a crime, increase public education on this
modern-day slavery, collect trafficking victims stories, access how state agencies are
identifying, tracking and prioritizing this issue, and shed light on how the trafficking
industry is a part of the local economy and identify the legitimate businesses that do
business with traffickers.
The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) was
conceived to join forces and coordinate the global fight on human trafficking, on the
basis of foremost international agreement reached at the UN. UN.GIFT provides a
framework for all stakeholders - governments, business, academia, civil society and the
media - so that they can support each other, work in partnership, and create effective
tools to fight human trafficking.
Please help us add to this list.
The Episcopal Church
General information and ideas for action:
For a hard copy folder of general resources on Human Trafficking (including DVD
entitled “Look Beneath the Surface: Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking in the
USA”) prepared for the 2006 General Convention of the Episcopal Church of the USA
by the Committee of the Status of Women – e-mail request to
American Baptist Women’s Ministries
Breaking the Chains – Slavery in the 21st Century Campaign. Includes background
information, information about the American Baptist Campaign, Bible Studies, stories of
current projects and links to additional resources. http://www.abwmbreakthechains.org
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
List of articles and links regarding Commercial Sexual Exploitation
A Day Full of Light: Ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation
This eight page introductory resource from Women of the ELCA includes background
material, action steps, worship resources, and additional resource list. Materials can be
used to plan a Day Full of Light Sunday to be observed any time of the year.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The following is a list of newsletters, articles, and resolutions for action from the
Presbyterian Church documenting the commitment to actively seek change that will end
“Human Trafficking”. The winter ’07 issue of Thread of Justice is a valuable resource
addressing the topic in a variety of ways.
United Methodist Women – Women’s Division
Recharging Social Action Batteries by Courtney Jones is a powerful personal account
about how awareness and education regarding Human Trafficking can lead to action.
United Methodist Committee On Relief http://new.gbgm-
UMCOR NGO supports children, women and men through programs that work towards
preventing human trafficking and provide services to people who were trafficked.
Activities aimed at prevention and awareness includes media campaigns, hotline
assistance and distributing informational materials. Stakeholder conferences and
trainings that involve service providers, law enforcement, NGOs and government
officials are designed to strengthen institutions and influence positive policy changes.
Additional components of UMCOR NGO's anti-human trafficking programming are
reintegration services, such as shelter, medical and psychological care, legal guidance,
vocational training and job placement.
Church World Service
Church World Service – articles that focus on Children, protection of children and work
against human trafficking:
Immigration and Refugee links on Resources on Trafficking: