Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery Info Sheet

Forced prostitution preys on the voiceless and marginalized, constituting a global crime that goes largely unnoticed. At any given moment, an estimated 2.4 million people are victims of human trafficking. Nearly half are being used for commercial sex. (PBS – Sex Slavery)

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime that is occurring at unimaginable rates throughout the world. While it is easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the issue, we must recognise that every one of us can make a difference to this situation. This may be through educating yourself to become more aware of the issue, spreading awareness among your peers, or supporting the efforts of organisations fighting against these issues. Below are a few resources to get you started. EDUCATIONAL FILMS Sex Trafficking and Forced Prostitution Brief introduction to the issue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuKygSFJBYs

Time: 1.50 mins

The Road to Traffik Time: 12mins Narrated by actress and humanitarian Lucy Liu, this film reveals the shocking world of sex trafficking that Somaly Mam, a former Cambodia sex slave, is heroically waging a crusade to expose and end. The filmmakers accompany photographer Norman Jean Roy on his painful journey to document the brutal rape and suffering that thousands of children face daily in the brothels of Cambodia and Southeast Asia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Pc-FgEB7k&feature=player_embedded RECOMMENDED BOOKS  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide  The Road of Lost Innocence ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  http://www.halftheskymovement.org/issues/sex-trafficking  http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/half-the-sky/sex-trafficking/ ORGANISATIONS TO SUPPORT

Let’s make our impact! MSAP Team

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