Human Trafficking

Talking Points and Basic Information

1. Sex Trafficking by the Numbers
Citizen Link
June 14, 2010

2. Child Victims of Human Trafficking
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A Fact Sheet that explains how across the globe, traffickers buy and sell children, exploiting them for sex and forced labor, and moving them across international borders. Child victims are trafficked into the United States from Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. In the United States, children are subjected to human trafficking in many different sectors.

3. What is Trafficking in Persons?
U.S. Department of State
Over the past 15 years, “trafficking in persons” and “human trafficking” have been used as umbrella terms for activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.

Comprehensive Research and Articles

1. The Ugly American – Sex Trafficking and Our National Humiliation
By Albert Mohler
April 24, 2012
No American can rest with an easy conscience while this nation is known around the world for sending out officials, business associates, government contractors, and military personnel whose motto is “wheels up, rings off.”

2. End Human Trafficking
By Laura J. Lederer
September 2, 2011
The Witherspoon Institute
A culture of exploitation and violence, especially sexual exploitation of children, is at epidemic levels here in the United States and around the world. The current Administration’s response is anemic and more must be done.

3. Sold for Sex: The Link Between Street Gangs and Human Trafficking
By Laura J. Lederer
October 21, 2011
In order to curtail human sex trafficking successfully, we must take seriously that street gangs are a large part of the problem.

4. Commercialized Sex and Human Bondage
By Ellyn Arevalo and Mark Regnerus
February 2, 2011
The Witherspoon Institute
The American sex trade—strip clubs, prostitution, and the booming pornography business—feeds on and fuels modern-day slavery.

5. Caught on Tape: Planned Parenthood Aids Pimp’s Underage Sex Ring
Live Action
A Planned Parenthood manager in New Jersey coaches a man and a woman posing as sex traffickers how to secure secret abortions, STD testing, and contraception for their female underage sex slaves, and make their whole operation “look as legit as possible” in an undercover video.

6. Dig Deeper: Don’t Fuel the Demand
By Chad Hills
August 4, 2011
It’s up to the individuals in each home and citizens is each community, state and country to reduce and eliminate the demand for human sex trafficking.

7. Addressing Demand: Examining New Practices
By Laura J. Lederer, J.D.
Global Centurion

8. Mass Arrests of Traffickers in Mexican Human Trafficking Raids – U.S. Men Fuel the Trade in Women
Global Centurion
August 2, 2011
More than 1,000 people were arrested last week by Mexican police in a crackdown on human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Ciudad Juarez, a town just across the southern border of the U.S. Mexican police rescued dozens of women and at least 20 children who had been trafficked into prostitution.

9. Pornography Leads to Human Trafficking
June 14, 2010
An interview with Patrick Trueman, former head of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the U.S. Justice Department

10. Stopping Traffic
By Matt Kaufman
March 12, 2012
Even in a country torn over moral issues, there are still some areas where virtually everybody agrees. One of those areas is the practice of human trafficking — modern-day slavery, often for sexual purposes, and often focused on children.

Websites, Books and Additional Resources

1. Sex Trafficking Fact Sheet
International Justice Mission

2. Global Centurion
The Global Centurion Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to playing a vital role in eradicating the scourge of human trafficking, especially child sex trafficking, by focusing on the demand side of the problem.

3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Resource and information on human trafficking

4. Leaders in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

5. Shared Hope
Leading a worldwide effort to eradicate sexual slavery … one life at a time.

6. International Justice Mission (I.J.M.)
I.J.M. is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.