Articles & Reports

Companies That Profit Off Porn: This Year’s ‘Dirty Dozen List’
USA, January 30, 2015
“What is this list and why is it significant, you’re probably asking? The Dirty Dozen’ is a who’s who compilation of leading contributors to sexual exploitation in America.”


“Social businesses and non-profits are stepping up all over the world, providing education, training and income for survivors of human trafficking, and for young women who are at high-risk for trafficking, stopping the cycle before it begins.  Many of these organizations have high quality, stylish merchandise to sell.”


Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation throughout Europe
“Used in Europe is a campaign by La Strada International, the European Network against Trafficking in Human Beings, and 30 partner organisations across Europe. This campaign is part of the project “NGOs & Co: NGO-business engagement in addressing human trafficking”, critically addressing the issue of employers’ and consumers’ demand and supply for products and services that lead to, or directly involve the use of exploitative labour.”

13 Things Child Traffickers Don’t Want You To know


How To Spot a Human Trafficking Victim at an Airport
“One of the reasons sex trafficking is frequently overlooked is that it’s hiding in plain sight. Victims are not always bundled across borders in cars vans with blacked out windows or transported in shipping containers. Sometimes they’re simply brought in with thousands of other international travelers on an airplane, and forced to service johns at a local hotel.”


Out of the Shadows: A tool for identifying victims of human trafficking (Video and article)


2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report


Know The Chain
KnowTheChain is a resource to promote greater transparency and dialogue around issues of slavery in supply chains. It was created to educate companies, investors, policymakers, and consumers about the existence of slavery in supply chains.


Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses


Prostituted Youth in New York City: An Overview


Fact Sheet: Foster Care and Human Trafficking


Understanding the Association Between Foster Care and Human Sex Trafficking (power point presentation)


A Court’s All-Hands Approach Aids Girls Most at Risk
Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, linking them to social service agencies, providing informal Saturday sessions on everything from body image to legal jargon, and offering a team of adults in whom they can develop trust. And while still in its early years, the system is showing promise.


18 Myths on Prostitution
‘Together for a Europe free from prostitution”, and at the eve of a vote on a report on prostitution in the European Parliament, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) has developed a leaflet answering to the most frequent assumptions on prostitution. 18 myths are therefore looked at from a gender equality and women’s rights perspective. From “It is the oldest profession in the world” to “We must combat trafficking, but prostitution has nothing to do with it”, EWL leaflet wants to provide with human rights evidence based answers to the reality of prostitution and trafficking in women in Europe and in the world.


“Basically… porn is everywhere” – A Rapid Evidence Assessment on the Effects that Access and Exposure to Pornography has on Children and Young People
“The Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for urgent action to develop children’s resilience to pornography following a research report it commissioned which found that: a significant number of children access pornography; it influences their attitudes towards relationships and sex; it is linked to risky behaviour such as having sex at a younger age; and there is a correlation between holding violent attitudes and accessing more violent media.”


Polaris Project’s 2013 State Ratings on Human Trafficking Laws
“Polaris Project has rated all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 10 categories of laws that are critical to a basic legal framework that combats human trafficking, punishes traffickers and supports survivors.” Read More


And Boys Too
a discussion paper about the lack of recognition of the commercial sexual exploitation of boys in the United States by ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking).


2013 State Department Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report

The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts, discussing the stance on anti-human trafficking efforts for about 188 countries, and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.


Severe Shelter Beds Shortage for Survivors of Human Trafficking

an article that discusses the lack of resources in the U.S. to provide for victims and survivors of human trafficking.


Exploring the complexities of consent

a short article exploring the complexity surrounding prostitution and consent.


Human Trafficking Law Blog – The Lessons of Belle Glade

a blog reporting different human trafficking incidents around the world and discussing the implications of the problem.