The Seventh Day of Freedom

7th Day of Freedom: Encourage your local library to carry more books on the issue of human trafficking. There are several books written on the issue that really help describe the issue of human trafficking in all of it’s forms.

Human trafficking can often be seen as scary men kidnapping women off the street and shipping them over to foreign countries to be chained up and sold for sex. Sadly, this is the case for some trafficking victims, but it is certainly not the most common way someone ends up in a situation where they’re being trafficked. Understanding trafficking fully means that you have to look at it from all angles. That sometimes requires that you look at it objectively at the money behind it and other times it requires that you focus on the victims is statistics. Removing your feelings about it can be difficult, but it’s necessary. Other times looking at individual stories of survivors is another way to learn about trafficking. It is also necessary to always remember that sex trafficking is just one type of trafficking. Labor trafficking and domestic servitude are also taking place throughout the entire world. Fortunately, there are many resources that can teach us about every aspect of trafficking. I’ve come across many books that have really shed light on all aspects of trafficking. I’ve also found that reading books, true stories, of women in oppressive situations, who have overcome them, to be very inspiring as I learn more about the darkness that lives in the world like human trafficking.
Here are a few books that are not only incredibly interesting to read, but educate about what life is actually like in the realm of trafficking and oppression:

-Ma’am Anna: The Remarkable Story of a Human Trafficking Rescuer by Anthony Bunko & Anna Rodriguez
-Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself by Rachel Lloyd
-Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof

You can find more books about trafficking at:
http://humantrafficking.wordpress.com/human-trafficking-books/non-fiction/
http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/human-trafficking

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