While human trafficking may not seem to be solely a modern day occurrence, it is the modern day means of communication that has allowed the horror of trafficking to become more widely known. Because the reach of trafficking is so vast and its implications in communities both close to home and in far away places is so devastating, both secular and Christian resources to educate and empower individuals to stand against it are growing.
Listed below are resources from both faith-based and secular organizations to equip you to be aware and ready for the ways God may lead and call you to care about those He cares for. If you know of educational resources or ministries that would be helpful, please let us know. Our hope is that this list of resources will continue to grow.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity For Women Worldwide; Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn
Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade - and How We Can Fight It; David B. Batstone
Just Courage: God's Great Expedition for the Restless Christian; Gary A. Haugen
Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women; Carolyn Custis James
Embracing An Aching Heart, Jennifer Brooks
International Justice Mission: Human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers,investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare and to prosecute perpetrators.
She Is Safe: Works to restore the lives of abused and exploited women and girls in high-risk places so that they may live in freedom and faith with a strong future.
World Relief: Through the execution of its mission, to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable, World Relief is well suited to lead a modern abolitionist movement. As we work together as a community to address the evils of this human tragedy happening behind the scenes, World Relief acts as a leading faith-based advocate to raise awareness and provide avenues for engagement.
Facts About Human Trafficking: U. S. Department of State
Human Trafficking Fact Sheets: U. S. Department of State
2010 Report in Human Trafficking: U. S. Department of State