In conjunction with our interview with Katie Ford, founder of anti-human-trafficking organization Freedom for All, we encourage our readers to follow the UN’s focus for this year, which is “act to protect and assist trafficked persons.” When you volunteer to help victims of human trafficking, many people want to help directly with the victims. But experts in the field say they most need people to raise awareness, push for legislation, and fundraise.
Wondering what more you can do for people facing human trafficking? Start with these resources.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, a book by two Pulitzer Prize winners chronicling women’s stories of struggle and transformation
+ Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales
+ Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Everyday Choices by Julie Clawson
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s overview of human trafficking
+ Freedom for All
+ End Slavery Now
+ Should I Volunteer with an Anti-human Trafficking Program?
Your fifth through twelfth graders about human trafficking using PROTECT’s trauma-informed curriculum
+ Love146’s Not a #Number curriculum for eighth through twelfth graders
+ The Prevention Project program aimed at eighth through twelfth graders
Beauty for Freedom’s The Art of Freedom, a mixed-media exhibition sharing stories of labor and sex trafficking survivors from the United States and India, on July 19–20 at WeWork 205 Hudson in New York City
+ World Without Exploitation Youth Summit on July 18 in New York City
+ Lunch and Learn: Sex Trafficking 101 on July 18 in New York City
+ Paddle Against Human Trafficking on July 28 in Long Island City, New York
Illustration by Luisa Vélez and Marina Csomor / Ultravirgo
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