Overview:
Human Traffic is an extremely informative book, which educates readers about Human Trafficking around the world. Throughout the novel, people who have been victims of trafficking share their stories. In my opinion, the most touching stories were those about the women who were forced to become sex slaves. Both women describe their lives as forced sex slaves, how it affected them, and also how they escaped.
Human Trafficking is a global issue that has affected millions of people around the world. It is a $42.5 billion industry, and victims are recruited based on coercion, deception, fraud, the abuse of power, and just outright abduction. Exploitation involves prostitution, forced labor, forced drug dealing, slavery, or participation in a religious cult. Traffickers take away the human rights of the victim, making it a huge human rights issue. Nations all over the world, especially the United States, are working to prevent Human Trafficking and are taking steps to make people more aware of it.
Several films have been made depicting Human Trafficking. For example, Taken, Lilya 4-ever, Svetlana's Journey, Spartan, Trade, Ghosts, Eastern Promises, etc. Several novels have also been written... for example, Human Traffic by Craig McGill

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafficking_in_human_beings (ARTICLE)
This Wikipedia article gives an overview on Human Trafficking. It also talks about the causes, and human trafficking in human culture. This article gives a good general overview of what human trafficking is, but does not give any specific information. It tells us that the human trafficking industry is about a $42.5 billion industry!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K6sB8UH654 (VIDEO)
This is a YouTube video that is about three minutes long. It shows photos of victims of human trafficking, especially those who have been sexually exploited. It also gives descriptions and statistics about human trafficking. There is an especially touching picture of young children (between 4-7 years old) doing hard labor, specifically what appears to be digging a ditch.
http://www.humantrafficking.org/ (WEBSITE/ARTICLE)
This is the “main” website of human trafficking. It is a resource for “combating human trafficking”. And it’s main goal is to make people more aware of human trafficking. It shows how trafficking impacts different countries, like Austrailia, Cambodia, etc.
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/ncvrw/2005/pg5l.html (ARTICLE)
Each year, an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across international borders (some international and non-governmental organizations place the number far higher), and the trade is growing.” This is one of the statistics available on this article. The purpose of this article is to show that human trafficking is a huge problem, which impacts millions of people around the world
http://www.humantraffickinged.com/ (ARTICLE)
This website contains tons of information on human trafficking, and it specifically talks about how it is a problem in the United States. Some of the information discussed in this article are: statistics, laws against trafficking, police corruption, human trafficking as a disease, etc.
http://us.oneworld.net/node/109096 (ARTICLE)
This article is basically a Human Trafficking 101. It talks about the who, what, where, and why’s of human trafficking. I was surprised to know that Asia has a market dedicated to human trafficking!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQHM30raqEs (VIDEO/ DOCUMENTARY)
This video is a human trafficking documentary, which is about 7 minutes long. It starts off with a girl going up an escalator, holding a doll. I think this symbolizes how anyone and everyone can be a victim of human trafficking, even an innocent young girl. Throughout the video, photos of victims are shown, and information on human trafficking is given. This video really shows that the world is not perfect, and is actually quite scary and horrifying.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGAaWjsAOCA&feature=related (INTERVIEW)
This video is an interview with Katie Couric and David Batstone, who wrote the novel NOT FOR SALE and AGAINST THEIR WILL. It is an interesting video, because you see someone really trying to make people more aware of this problem, which we think is amazing. Human Trafficking is a huge global issue that most people don’t even know exists.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKPimVq3xDs (VIDEO)
This is an Anderson Cooper video, which addresses the problem of human trafficking in South East Asia. It talks about the market in Bangkok, Thailand (and) other cities in South East Asia, which has a huge and growing black market. People being sold on this black market are for mainly being sold for prostitution purposes, as well as for forced labor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azBVHFGzHkU&feature=related (VIDEO)
“Every minute TWO CHILDREN are being prepared for sexual exploitation.” This is a statistic from this YouTube video, which talks about human trafficking. This statistic in particular gave me goose bumps, and was really shocking to me. The purpose of this video is to advocate the STOP THE PAIN CAMPAIGN, whose purpose is to try and make people more aware of human trafficking and also to attempt and stop human trafficking.
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