Resources: the SOLD Project

The SOLD Project has compiled a list of helpful resources for those who are seeking further information about modern human trafficking and the prevention efforts being undertaken globally. Below is a list of the Thailand-based human trafficking organizations we’re proud to call our peers, along with a list of books we have found helpful in understanding the complexity of the issues surrounding human trafficking.

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Thailand-Based Anti Trafficking Organizations

Home of New Beginnings – Bangkok
Home of New Beginnings is a holistic relational ministry that seeks to address the spiritual, emotional, physical, vocational and educational needs of women who want to leave the sex trade. It is located just three blocks from one of three major red light districts in the heart of downtown Bangkok.

Urban Light – Chiang Mai
Founded in 2010, Urban Light is a male (boys and men) – focused organization committed to rehabilitating, rebuilding and restoring the lives of males who are victims of  sexual exploitation and/or who struggle with severe drug addictions in Northern Thailand.

The Hug Project – Chiang Mai
The HUG Project is a program of the Family Connection Family dedicated to anti-child sex trafficking. Their mission is to prevent, protect and restore children who are vulnerable to or victims of human trafficking or sexual abuse.

Dton Naam – Bangkok
Dton Naam Ministries offers boys and transgender sex workers the opportunity to leave prostitution and helps them to rebuild their lives holistically by providing education, healthcare, counseling, and vocational skills training.

Books about Human Trafficking

Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy – Kevin Bales
Bales is considered the leading expert on contemporary slavery. This book contrasts historical slavery with modern-day slavery and the truth of how it affects us all.

A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery – E. Benjamin Skinner
After spending four years visiting a dozen countries where slavery flourishes, Skinner tells the story, in gripping narrative style, of individuals who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat the crime.

Terrify No More – Gary Haugen
The president of International Justice Mission (IJM) writes of his experiences to free victims of slavery, sex trafficking, and police brutality.

Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia – Louise Brown
An explicit look into the Asian sex trade. This is a hard read due to graphic content, but it tells the story from the survivor’s point of view.

Only 13: The True Story of Lon – Julia Manzanares & Derek Kent
From a child runaway to a top earner in Thailand’s prolific sex industry, comes the story of a little girl in an impoverished land where girls aren’t valuable enough to educate, yet are expected to become the primary income earners—responsible for the basic needs and welfare of their families.

Sold – Patricia McCormick
Although fiction, McCormick’s story beautifully and hauntingly illustrates the realities of sex trafficking through the eyes of Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal, until, one day, she’s sold.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn.
Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn give a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Sexually Exploited Children: Working to Protect and Heal – Phyllis Kilborn & Majorie McDermid
A collection where numerous authors provide research from different sides of this issue: which children are at risk, the effects of such a life, and what we can do to help.

Join the Conversation

Freedom Collaborative, a partnership project of Liberty Asia and Chab Dai, is an online platform with the purpose to connect, resource and equip the anti-trafficking community locally and globally. Freedom Collaborative includes a newsfeed for posting updates, relevant news alerts and opportunities in real time and a resource library which includes legal and programatic research. Freedom Collaborative’s Community tool can be used to identify potential partners and communicate with them through a private, secure messaging feature. There are currently over 200 anti-trafficking organizations registered and 1,000 individual users with new members joining daily! The platform is accessible across all devices with an internet connection.

About The SOLD Project

The SOLD Project prevents child sexual exploitation and trafficking in Thailand, providing vulnerable Thai children and youth with scholarships and resources to help them break the cycle of poverty, avoid the dangers of child trafficking, and lead productive, independent lives.

 

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