A novel solution to sex trafficking: Sandy Skelaney at TEDxMiami 2013
Sandy Skelaney is a consultant currently working with the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She provides training and technical assistance to youth centers regarding the issue of sex trafficking of children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLuJALGTpQ8
What if magazines covered topics such as child marriage, human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation?
This campaign could be used as a starting point for a classroom discussion. Learn more at Half the Sky Movement.
Children are always victims in the sex trade, But, they won’t always agree.
In the Chronicle of Social Change, Ellyn Bell writes about why the words child and prostitute should never be used together in the same sentence! They are commercially sexually exploited children. "By law, those who are under the age of 18 are in most states...
Tips for interviewing survivors
From the blog of Minh Dang (minhspeakstruth.tumblr.com). Posted with permission. Putting The Human Into Human Trafficking Reporting Tips For Interviewing Survivors Guiding Principles (adapted from E. Benjamin Skinner) The person you are interviewing makes the rules....
Save US Children by Robert Benz of the Frederick Douglas Family initiative appeared in Huffington Post on 5/19/2014. It makes the case for how our language about the victims of sex trafficking influences the response. Contributor A People’s Proponent #SaveUSChildren...
Survivors for Solutions’ letter to Amnesty Intl.
It is important to understand how prostitution is a violation of human rights. This letter addresses the harms caused by sex buyers and the use of damaging language that shapes the mind of society. Attached is a letter from survivors of sex trafficking to Amnesty...
Trafficking survivors’ blog
The Survivor's View is a community blog for individuals who have survived sex trafficking. I recommend this for both teachers and older student's interested in understanding the perspectives of individuals who have been trafficked.
TEDx: Why I stopped watching porn
Ran Gavrieli gives a strong argument for how pornography leads to violence against women, cyber bullying and it's connection with human trafficking. This is fine video for students in 11th or 12th grade. http://youtu.be/XsKfh5SpkAs
It’s Wrong to Pay for Sex Debate
Melissa Farley at Rockefeller University, New York, NY, April 2009 http://youtu.be/D_rVxxdQ-3A Melissa Farley lecture
Corporate sponsored pimping plays role in US human trafficking
This is an important article teachers should read about the influence of popular culture on youth and how it makes them vulnerable to traffickers. Corporate sponsored pimping plays role in US human trafficking
Keep it Pimpin “business plan” by arrested pimp
The "business plan" of an exploiter was recovered by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office during an arrest. Keep_it_Pimpin_Business_Plan_by_Arrested_Pimp(1)