Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide and it affects us all. The things that drive human trafficking are our oversexualized culture and our materialism. Sexual addictions and entitlement to sex along with greed drives sex trafficking and materialism partnered with an individualized culture where we have trained ourselves to not be concerned with people outside of our circles drives the labor trafficking industry.
Because we all are affected by human trafficking and in one way or another, we all have contributed to it, this $150 billion problem is for all of us to take part in solving.
If you are new to human trafficking, we encourage you to get started with the resources below.
Half the Sky – Nicholas Kristof
The Slave Across the Street – Theresa Flores
Renting Lacy – Linda Smith
Scars and Stilettos – Harmony Dust
Human Trafficking (In the News) – Joyce Hart
The Berlin Turnpike – Raymond Bechard
The Slave Next Door – Kevin Bales
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices – Julie Clawson
Stop the Traffik – Cherie Blair
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Day Slavery – Siddharth Kara
The Whistleblower – Kathryn Bolkovac & Cari Lynn