Anti-Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is just another name for slavery and it is on the rise. No matter what form slavery takes we need to stand against it.

To share resources, ideas and support in order to help each other fight slavery.
Tammara Fort

Last year I went to an anti-human trafficking conference in Northern California and journalist Julian Sher was one of the panelists.  He was a powerful speaker focused on breaking the stereotypes that surround prostituted women  & children.  I have been meaning to pick up his book “Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them” for months and finally did today. I will let you know how it goes, already I have learned that the FBI estimates that there are 800,000 prostituted (commercially sexually exploited) children in the U.S. today. I still can’t believe that number – and the fact the most of these children will be arrested as criminals and their abusers will only be fined as johns. That is seriously screwed up.

Anyways, I would be interested in learning if any of you have reading suggestions for the rest of us.  Any thoughts would be appreciated!

4 years ago