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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Every 15 Seconds

Matt Friedman talks about the reach of human slavery in the world today and what you and I can do about it.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Julian Sher's book on child prostitution

I haven't read this book, but it's been getting good reviews. Below is the blurb and link. Thanks to Michael Davidson for sharing the link!


The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children
and the Battle to Save Them

They are America's forgotten children: the hundreds of thousands of child prostitutes who walk the "tracks" -- the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates and the street corners of our cities. Most people wrongly believe sex trafficking involves young women from foreign lands but the vast majority of teens caught in the sex trade are American girls -- the runaways and the throwaways few people care about. They become victims of ruthless pimps whose lifestyle is often glorified in the media and in the rap music scene.

From the streets of Dallas where the police have set up a pioneering High Risk Victims Unit to the glittering casinos of Las Vegas and Atlantic City where the FBI's "Innocence Lost" investigators try to dismantle major pimping criminal enterprises, Somebody's Daughter takes you behind the scenes to expose one of America's most under-reported crimes: the trafficking of American girls on American streets.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Holding Business Accountable

What, is it just that I'm very well positioned to be receiving all this info about sex trafficking? I certainly don't go looking for it--it's coming at me every day! This article makes me wonder how many of us may unwittingly be contributing to the trafficking of girls and women--while imagining we're on the side of social justice.

Financiers and Sex Trafficking

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Rescue of a Young Sex Slave in India

Here is a video by International Justice Mission, which does a lot to rescue trafficked girls.

Ray of Hope

Friday, February 24, 2012

Inspired in India

THE WALK has connected me with some truly amazing individuals, including Zoe Sameth, from California, who is doing important work in Nepal and India to help prevent girls and women from being trafficked and rescue others from lives of enslavement. You can read about Zoe's recent work in India here:

"It's not that they're taking stupid people."

Here's an article about trafficking in Uganda:

Ugandan women tricked into Malaysian sex work

Thanks to Michael Davidson for the link!


THE WALK had an exciting run, Feb. 3-5 and Feb. 10-12, at the Natalie Stern Studio Theatre! We sold out for five of our six shows! This new production is 75 minutes long, and audiences were glued to their seats for the talkback with the cast and production team after every show. The feedback was very moving. People were affected by the stories and wanted to know what action they could take to help stop sex trafficking.

Huge, heartfelt thanks to our beautiful and talented cast members and our totally passionate director!