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Resources

As a ‘Freedom Fighter’, you need to be fully aware of the situation so you can be best equipped to fight. Here’s a bunch of helpful resources to keep you busy for a while! After you dig into these, get ideas on how to TAKE ACTION HERE.

EDITOR’S NOTEDiscretion should be used when watching or reading listed resources. Graphic (words & images) resources are indicated with our personal opinion rating system. For ‘R’ rated stuff, if you’re under 18, get permission of parents or other adult leader (they should preview or pre-read) before viewing or reading any linked resources.

Movies


Call & Response – a Rockumentary (music, stats & stories) exposing the global sex slave trade
Enslaved & Exploited – the story of sex trafficking in Canada (documentary)
Demand (16 min version cleanest for teens) – behind the scenes look at the global sex trade and the demand that drives it
Trade – Kevin Kline stars in human sex trafficking movie based in Mexico & USA (*one graphic sex assault scene)
Taken – Liam Neeson is a father on a mission to rescue his daughter from the clutches of pimps and a life of human sex trafficking
The Whistleblower (Rated ‘R’ – for sex assault & nudity) – Based on the true story of a female Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex scandal involving trafficked victims
Sex & Money – young journalists uncover the realities of young American girls being trafficked for sex in their own country (documentary)
The Playground (2009) – child sexual exploitation in the USA (documentary)
Amazing Grace – abolitionist William Wilberforce’s fight to end the African slave trade
Human Trafficking (Rated ‘R’ – sexually graphic) – International human sex trafficking miniseries with Mira Sorvino & Donald Sutherland
The Jammed – inspired by true events surrounding the sex slave trade in Melbourne, Australia
Truckers Against Trafficking – training video for truck drivers to create awareness about the issue of sex trafficking and urge them to be eyes and ears on the roads and in truck stops.
Unearthing Sexual Exploitation – a short video exploring & explaining what human sexual exploitation is.

Books


Invisible Chains – by Benjamin Perrin; Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking
The Natasha’s & The Johns – by Victor Malarek; Natasha’s is about the global sex trade. The John’s (rated ‘R’ for graphic descriptions) is about the attitudes of and ‘reasons’ why men buy sex.
The Slave Across The Street – by Theresa Flores; the true story of how Theresa Flores – an All-American teen – survived the world of Human Sex Trafficking
Terrify No More – by Gary Haugen; Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom

Websites


End Modern Day Slavery – Canadian sex trafficking content site
Stop The Traffik – a global movement of people fighting human trafficking (focus on slave chocolate labour & sex trafficking)
International Justice Mission (IJM) – a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.
Not 4 Sale – equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to re-abolish slavery
United Nations G.I.F.T. – Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking
ECPAT - working to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world.
Deborah’s Gate – Canada’s only specialized recovery house (healing & restoration) for victims of human trafficking
Joy Smith – Canadian MP championing the cause at the federal gov’t level (sign petitions)