Resources and Reading Human Trafficking

Current Legislation Tracking
International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders International Megan’s Law authorizes the creation of an Angel Watch Center within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit to oversee the continuation of Operation Angel Watch. Started in 2007, Operation Angel Watch alerts foreign law enforcement partners of the intended travel of convicted registered child sex offenders to their country. And with the passage of this law, the newly created Center will also be able to receive similar information from international partners. Passed Senate, became law 2/8/16.
Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 The Justice for Victims of Human Trafficking Act is a bipartisan measure that implements harsher penalties for those engaged in human trafficking and created a dedicated fund for human trafficking victims’ aid. – Passed Senate, became law 5/29/15.
Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015 The Amy and Vicky Act expands provisions governing mandatory restitution to help the victims of child pornography get restitution from those who profit from their pain. – Passed Senate 2/11/15.
Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 included a provision championed by Senator Toomey, who worked with Senator Alexander to include in the K-12 education reform bill a requirement that states put laws and policies in place to help ensure schools are no longer able to ship child-predators to other school districts. – Passed Senate, became law 12/10/15.
The Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act he Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act substantially improves protections for victims of sexually related offenses. It gives probation and pretrial services officers the authority to supervise conditionally released offenders deemed sexually dangerous; establishes a “Survivor’s Bill of Rights” by expanding access to, and preserving, medical forensic examinations for longer periods of time, while making sure that victims are aware of the status of their examination; and extends the statute of limitations for child survivors of certain sex abuse or human trafficking offenses to file civil lawsuits against the perpetrators from three to 10 years, after the child reaches the age of 18. – Passed Senate 5/23/16.
Backpage Resolution Senator Portman worked with Senator McCaskill to pass a Senate Resolution to hold, an online marketplace that has been connected to nearly three-quarters of all reported suspected child sex-trafficking cases received from tip lines, in contempt and force it to turn over critical information to the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations needed for it to continue its bipartisan human trafficking investigation. – Passed Senate 3/17/16.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Download PDF Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
UN General Assembly President calls for redoubled efforts to end human trafficking April 04, 2012 A web resource for combating human trafficking
ECPAT International End Child Pornagraphy and Trafficking
Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) Training, advocacy and aftercare
Free The Slaves Started by Kevin Bales, international advocacy and education
International Justice Mission (IJM) Faith-based legal advocacy, aftercare, conferences, church and school programs
Love 146 Prevention and aftercare
Not For Sale Faith-based advocacy, job training, aftercare
United Nations O.D.C – Human Trafficking and Smuggling Human-trafficking International resources, news and tools

US Government Legislation

H.R. 898: Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 Read text This bill was approved by the Senate and House as an amendment to S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013
The Department of Homeland Security
The Blue Campaign – Reports UD Double Standards – download US Double Standards on Human Trafficking
The State Department’s 2013 Trafficking in person’s Report TIP Report Remarks at the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Release Source: (This goes to the Website, the blog, and Trafficking resources Center)
Other Resources Directory Task Force Guide TrainingMaterials
Legislative Summary Federal Human Trafficking Strategic Plan
November 2013 – Victim Services Watch on Release of Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan (SAP) on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013–2017 . The White House announced the SAP on January 14. The SAP is a 5-year plan on providing and coordinating services to victims of human trafficking across the Federal agencies. OVA, Civil Rights Unit and Violent Crimes Against Children Section were actively involved in this development of this plan.
HHS Program (also Look Beneath The Surface and Anti-Trafficking In Persons Shared Hope International) Started by Linda Smith/specializes in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
News Blogs news blog on human trafficking. OVA, Civil Rights Unit and Violent Crimes Against Children Section worked with the Office of Public Affairs to develop a blog to highlight human trafficking awareness month. The information can be found on the news blog section.
National Organizations
Blue Campaign
Girls Educating and Mentoring Services (GEMS) Started by Rachel Lloyd
Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking (IAST) Salvation Army”s sex trafficking campaign
Polaris Project also National Human Trafficking Resource Center Rescue & Restore Campaign
William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (H.R. 7311 William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (H.R. 7311)
International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) International Violence Against Women Act

Educational Resources

Educator Discussion Guide Not My Life Educator Guide-UNICEF
Victim Compensation: Winning a case”VICTIM COMPENSATION.doc  VICTIM COMPENSATION.doc Nigeria Women who were trafficked to central Italy won a victim compensation case with the help from Be Free Cooperative.
Sex Trafficking in Our Homes, Schools and Community DocumentationSexTraffickingCommunitForumJune132013 (1).pdf Forum summary informing the community the issue of sex trafficking in Tucson and surrounding communities.A Guide to the Trafficking of Women
A Guide to the Trafficking of Women!intervention-handbook/c56u  Advice given by women who were themselves, victims of human trafficking
 ECPAT USA News Alert This is a report on two conferences in which ECPAT USA participated
 Report of the White House Convening of Civil Society Leaders  ECPAT_USA_3ThingsLearnedatWhiteHouse  Convention Rights of the Child at Loyola University’s Center of the Human rights of Children

Video Clips

Title Website Description
A World for Girls YouTube “A World for Girls” draws the viewer in as young children explain the kind of world that would be affirming for girls and young women—the type of world that prevents the commercial sexual exploitation of girls and young women. The children address issues related to empowerment, equal pay, education, gender-based violence, employment and commercial sexual exploitation.Also part of the “A World For Girls,” campaign, GEMS has created a section on the agency”s website that offers ways to get engaged, support an alternate vision of the future and take concrete steps to build that collective vision of the future. GEMS has also unveiled a related Facebook campaign at
American Underworld (inside pimping) – Discovery (40 min) Investigative report on pimping and “the game”
Chosen Trailer – Shared Hope (3 min) Trailer for Chosen film – can be used for awareness presentations
Hidden in Plain Sight – Blue Campaign (16 min) Public service announcement on how to identify victims
I”m With Lincoln (5 min) Highlights the startling fact that 150 years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation
Inside Secret America: American Sex Slave (45 min) National Geographic Documentary
Making Of A Girl – GEMS (10 min) How coercion takes place and why it”s difficult for victims to leave.
Sex Slavery in US – ABC News (10 min) ABC News investigation on Sex Trafficking
Survivor Congressional Testimony (5 min) includes link to full 1 hr testimony with other victims
Survivor Story: Stripper (14 min) Story of Founder of Treasures (outreach to strippers)
What I”ve Been Through Is Not Who I Am (22 min) How through understanding, opportunity and support victims can become survivors.
What Is Human Trafficking FAAST HT Training Video


Feature Films

Title Website Description
Born Into Brothels This documentary shows the lives of the children who grow up in the brothels. LArge groups of children play while their mothers “work.” Eventually, they get involved in the family business as well.
Call + Response A movie that shows trafficking on a community/organizational level of conflict.
Chosen Shared Hope 20 minute video geared towards teenagers
Fatal Promises Through personal stories of victims and interviews with politicians, NGO representatives and activists, Fatal Promises provides a comprehensive look at the realities of human trafficking
Flesh: Bought & Sold This movie gets the inside scoop from all parties involved in the business of trafficking. From the victims all the way to the pimps.
Human Trafficking Lifetime Mini-Series
Nefarious – Merchant of the Soul A documentary that showcases and unveils the shape that trafficking has taken and gives true accounts to show the business the transactions and the work at hand in the realm of human trafficking.
Not My Life This movie is a documentary shows various people around the world affected by human trafficking through an international range.
Rape For Profit 2013 documentary on trafficking Seattle – available on iTunes
Very Young Girls This movie takes a closer look into the eyes of girls involved with human trafficking at very young ages.
EDEN A young Korean-American girl, abducted and forced into prostitution by domestic human traffickers, joins forces with her captors in a desperate plea to survive

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