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Check out MCAT’s interview on Upper Merion’s Township Talk on Vimeo!

Township Talk – Montgomery County Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition from UMTownship.



Books & Films


  • Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress by Melissa Farley
  • Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd
  • Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children by Kathryn Farr
  • The Natashas : Inside the New Global Sex Trade by Victor Malarek
  • “How Can I Recognize Trafficking Victims?” by the U.S. Department of State
  • “Hands that Heal: International Curriculum” by FAAST
  • Embracing and Aching Heart: Addressing the Horrors of Human Trafficking by Jennifer Brooks
  • Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World by Gary Haugen
  • Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century by Gilbert King
  • The Sacred Bath: An American Teen’s Story of Modern Day Slavery by Theresa Flores
  • Half the Sky by Nikolas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery by Carol Metzker
  • Walking Prey by Holly Smith


  • Links

    A21

    Simply put, A21 exists to abolish injustice in the 21st century through a comprehensive system achieving preventative measures to help potential victims evade trafficking, victim protection through our shelters and aftercare program, prosecution of violators, and strategic partnerships.
    Website: www.thea21campaign.org

    ATEST

    The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S. based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world.
    Website: endslaveryandtrafficking.org/

    Blue Campaign

    The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for DHS’ efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.
    Website: www.dhs.gov/end-human-trafficking

    CAST – Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

    Our mission is to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.
    Website: www.castla.org

    Children of the Night

    Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.
    Website: www.childrenofthenight.org

    ECPAT International

    ECPAT is a global network dedicated to protecting children. We coordinate research, advocacy and action to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
    Website: www.ecpat.net/

    END IT Movement

    END IT is a Coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for FREEDOM.
    Website: enditmovement.com/

    Exodus Cry

    Exodus Cry is built on a foundation of prayer and is committed to abolishing sex slavery through Christ-centered prevention, intervention, and holistic restoration of trafficking victims.
    Website: www.exoduscry.com

    FAAST – Faith Alliance Against Sex Trafficking

    FAAST is a Christian alliance working in collaboration to eradicate human trafficking and restore survivors.
    Website: www.faastinternational.org

    FBI

    The FBI has stepped up its efforts to disrupt human trafficking operations worldwide and to free its victims. These efforts are focused on combating the exploitation of individuals who work in labor industries, such as agriculture and domestic service, and who are forced into prostitution and/or slave labor.
    Website: www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/human_trafficking

    Freedom Collaborative

    Freedom Registry facilitates the opportunity for local, national and transnational referral mechanisms, and promotes regional best practices to ensure quality victims services.
    Website: www.freedomcollaborative.org

    Free the Slaves

    Free the Slaves is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide. Our mission is to liberate slaves around the world and change the systems that allow slavery to exist.
    Website: www.freetheslaves.net

    GEMS – Girls Educational & Mentoring Services

    Girls Educational and Mentoring Services’ (GEMS) mission is to empower girls and young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential. GEMS is committed to ending commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking of girls and young women by changing individual lives, transforming public perception, and revolutionizing the systems and policies that impact sexually exploited youth.
    Website: www.gems-girls.org

    Global Modern Slavery Directory

    The Global Modern Slavery Directory is a collaborative effort led by Polaris, the Freedom Fund, and the Walk Free Foundation to build a resource for any organization or individual that seeks to identify and connect with the full range of actors working to end slavery across the globe. The Directory aims to map out the contours of the movement worldwide to enable more effective communication among stakeholders.
    Website: www.globalmodernslavery.org

    Hope for Justice

    Hope for Justice exists to end human trafficking and slavery, in our generation.
    Website: hopeforjustice.org/

    ICE – U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.
    Website: www.ice.gov/human-trafficking

    IJM – International Justice Mission

    Our vision is to rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor is possible.
    Website: www.ijm.org

    Justice Society

    Justice Society provides advocacy, awareness and social business opportunities
    for trafficked and high-risk people and communities.
    Website: www.justicesociety.org

    Love146

    Love146 is an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care, prevention education, professional training and empowering movement.
    Website: www.love146.org

    National Center on Sexual Exploitation

    Defending human dignity. Confronting sexual exploitation.
    Website: endsexualexploitation.org/

    National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

    The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.
    Our mission is to provide human trafficking victims and survivors with access to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking. We offer round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help. We also provide innovative anti-trafficking trainings, technical assistance, and capacity building support.
    Website: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

    Not For Sale

    We work with people and communities to build a world where no one is for sale.
    Website: www.notforsalecampaign.org

    Polaris

    Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.
    Website: www.polarisproject.org

    The Rescue & Restore Campaign

    The intent of the Rescue & Restore campaign is to increase the identification of trafficking victims in the United States and to help those victims receive the benefits and services they need to restore their lives.
    Website: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/programs/anti-trafficking

    Shared Hope International

    Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time.
    Website: www.sharedhope.org

    Slavery Footprint

    Find out how many slaves work for you.
    Website: slaveryfootprint.org/

    Stop the Traffik

    We are a global movement of activists around the world who passionately give their time and energy to build resilient communities and prevent human trafficking.
    Website: www.stopthetraffik.org

    UN.GIFT

    UN.GIFT aims to mobilize state and non-state actors to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who fall victim; and supporting the efficient prosecution of the criminals involved, while respecting the fundamental human rights of all persons.
    In carrying out its mission, UN.GIFT will increase the knowledge and awareness on human trafficking; promote effective rights-based responses; build capacity of state and non-state actors; and foster partnerships for joint action against human trafficking.
    Website: www.ungift.org

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.
    Website: www.usaid.gov/trafficking

    U.S. Department of Justice

    In 2007, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice created the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit (HTPU) within the Criminal Section to consolidate the expertise of some of the nation’s top human trafficking prosecutors. HTPU prosecutors work closely with Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and law enforcement agencies to streamline fast-moving trafficking investigations, ensure consistent application of trafficking statutes, and identify multijurisdictional trafficking networks.
    Website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/crm/htpu.php

    U.S. Department of State

    The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service. At the heart of this phenomenon are the myriad forms of enslavement as outlined in the United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Major forms of human trafficking include: forced labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers, and child sex trafficking. The Office has responsibility for bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeted foreign assistance, and public engagement on this issue of modern slavery and partners with foreign governments and civil society to develop and implement effective counter-trafficking strategies.
    Website: www.state.gov/j/tip/

    Virtual Global Task Force

    The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) seeks to build an effective, international partnership of law enforcement agencies, non government organisations and industry to help protect children from online child abuse and other forms of transnational child sexual exploitation.
    Website: virtualglobaltaskforce.com/