Here is a compilation of brochures, articles, reports and other data that you should find useful in your quest to gather information about sex trafficking and slavery. (Most of links were compiled by organizations such as the NSVRC under sex trafficking and/or slavery. We made it a bit easier by just placing the links directly on our site, but please do not take this list as exhaustive.)


From an economic perspective, The College of William and Mary's own Professor Arnab Basu, along with several other scholars, wrote a paper exploring "empirically and theoretically one of the least studied economic phenomenon: the trafficking of women and children into slavery." (Abstract)


Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 and it's fact sheet
In October 2000, an act was put in place to prevent trafficking, protect victims and to prosecute the offenders. Previous to this act, there was no comprehensive United States federal law to protect victims and prosecute the offenders (Department of Health and Human Services).


CATW - Articles and CATW 2006 Newsletter
Want to read up on the issue? Here is a link to the website of Coalition Against Trafficking in Women which provides great research and articles on the topic.


Assessment of U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons
A thorough resource that provides information on the benefits and services provided to victims, investigations and prosecutions of offenders, international programs, training and outreach, and recommendations (Department of Justice)


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children In the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
A study of the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the United States, Canada and Mexico (University of Pennsylvania)


Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficing in the U.S.
(Donna Huges, 2003)


A Fact Sheet for Schools
Specifically written for school administration in order to provide information on reporting and identifying victims of sex trafficking (U.S. Department of Education)


Information for Victims of Trafficking
Brief synopsis of the rights of victims of trafficking in the U.S. (Department of Justice)


Facts about Child Sex Tourism
Brief global overview of child sex tourism (U.S. Department of State).


The Natasha Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking
Exposes sex trafficking in the Ukraine (National Institute of Justice)


Pan American Health Organization: Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation
Exposes sex trafficking of women and children as well as the associated health consequences (Pan American Health Organization)


The Demand: Where Sex Trafficking Begins by Donna M. Hughes
In light of shared moral responsibility to help the millions of people who are bought, sold, transported and held against their will in slave-like condition, a conference entitled “A Call to Action: Joining the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons” was held at the Pontifical Gregorian
University in Rome on June 17, 2004. The above document is the text of Professor Donna M. Hughes speech.