In “’Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty’” (February 2012 Sojourners), I describe how it will take every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence to end the global slave trade. Here are some resources for getting started on this most vital mission.
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE: 1-888-373-7888
Not My Life (2011, 80 min.), directed and produced by Academy Award-nominee Robert Bilheimer, Worldwide Documentaries: A film about slavery in our time. Website notmylife.org offers extensive information, resources, and links, and how to make best use of this path-breaking film, the first comprehensive documentary on global slavery, filmed on five continents; just released
Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Knopf, 2009): Bestselling book with compelling chapters on sex slavery and women’s resistance.
E. Benjamin Skinner, A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-day Slavery (Free Press, 2008): Thoroughly researched, a vivid testament and moving reportage on one of the great evils of our time.
Siddharth Kara, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (Columbia University Press, 2009): Comprehensive account across four continents, focusing on economic and business aspects of global slavery and how aggressive economic and financial measures might stop it.