Tuesday, January 12, 2010

January: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On January 4, 2010 President Barack Obama proclaimed January 2010 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual celebration of National Freedom Day on February 1.

To learn more about still existing modern forms of slavery and human trafficking, take a look at some of these resources.

Siddharth, Kara. Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
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Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
HT867 .B35 1999 (3rd Floor)

Cameron, Sally and Edward Newman, eds. Trafficking in Humans: Social, Cultural and Political Dimensions. New York: United Nations University Press, 2008.
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U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

UN.GIFT: Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness / Video PSA by Emma Thompson, rosaryfilms @ YouTube

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