Materials for you to inform and empower yourself and your community to raise awareness.
Check out the following recommended organizations, movies, and books on human trafficking.
Organizations and Advocacy:
National Human Trafficking Research Center
National Center on Sexual Exploitation
Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery
A Health Provider’s Role in Fighting Human Trafficking
Book: Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking
In his book Raleigh Sadler, president and founder of Let My People Go, makes the case that anyone can fight human trafficking by focusing on those who are most often targeted. This book invites the reader to understand their role in the problem of human trafficking, but more importantly, their role in the solution.
Book: In Pursuit of Love: One Woman's Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant by Rebecca Bender
Through her own gripping story of escape from human trafficking, Rebecca Bender teaches us what trafficking in America looks like - and what we can do about it - as she reveals the light of God in even the darkest places.
Movie: The Pink Room
The Pink Room follows the journey of a young Cambodian girl and other young girls in the turbulent world of sex slavery that at times seems unfathomable. She and others are held captive and sexually tortured 12 hours a day. It is a story of redemption and ordinary people who become unlikely heroes.
Movie: Caged No More
Inspired by real events, CAGED NO MORE is the story of a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. This book and movie were written by Molly Venzke who was a speaker at Beautiful You: A Wings of Refuge Event in 2018.
Book: The White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley
The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration.
Book: God In A Brothel by Daniel Walker
True story of an undercover investigator's experiences with the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry. It is a story of triumph for the children and young teens released from a life of slavery and the rescuer who freed many hundreds of victims leading to the prosecution of dozens of perpetrators.
Book: Walking Prey by Holly Austin Smith
Today, two cultural forces are converging to make America's youth easy targets for sex traffickers. Younger and younger girls are engaging in adult sexual attitudes and practices, and the pressure to conform means thousands have little self-worth and are vulnerable to exploitation.