Child Trafficking

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Child trafficking is a major problem to this day.

This is seen especially in poorer countries where parents sell their children as a last resort to maintain the family’s livelihood.

Others are kidnapped or trafficked.

It is important to be aware of child trafficking.

Books are a useful tool in this process to deepen your understanding.

This article will introduce some books on child trafficking.

Books on Child Trafficking


Here are a few examples of books on child trafficking.

  • Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight
  • Child Exploitation and Trafficking
  • The Ugly Truths about Human Trafficking
  • The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
  • Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir

Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight

“Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight” is a book that reports on the current situation of child trafficking using real cases.

Unprecedented research is conducted on sex trafficking, forced labor, organ trafficking, and sex tourism in 24 countries.

The book also highlights the experiences of victims, perpetrators, and anti-traffickers.

In addition, scientific analysis of these data by Stephanie Hepburn, a journalist, and Rita J. Simon, a judicial scholar, is featured.

They combine statistical data with intimate testimonies and interviews to create a dynamic book that both enlightens and inspires action.

In this regard, “Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight” will be useful in understanding children trafficking.

It encourages action by including suggestions for what people can do to help.

Child Exploitation and Trafficking

Every year, more than 2 million children around the world become victims of commercial sexual and labor exploitation.

This increase in prevalence of child exploitation demands a coordinate response.

Recently, international anti-corruption laws have been enacted such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.

These Acts have strengthened corporate compliance concerning child trafficking.

These Acts demonstrate the growing awareness of child trafficking around the world.

This book examines child trafficking from the commercial part of the market.

One of the authors is Virginia Mary Kendall.

Judge Kendall was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in January 2006.

She subsequently served as assigned counsel for the Federal Circuit and was on the Judicial Conference’s Code of Conduct Committee for six years.

With her input, this book is one of few that include perspective from a legal professional.

Therefore, this book will help understand child trafficking from the legal point of view.

It also shows a new perspective on how child trafficking is connected to our daily lives and businesses.

The Ugly Truths about Human Trafficking

“The Ugly Truth about Human Trafficking” is a book on human trafficking written from a biblical perspective.

In the Bible, there is no mention of human trafficking.

There are, however, sections that show understanding of slavery to a degree.

Therefore, it can be said that the Bible does not clearly ban human trafficking.

This book offers a biblically based interpretation.

In other words, it questions the pros and cons of human trafficking instead of right or wrong by examining the Bible in-depth.

The book itself mentions child trafficking in specific.

Therefore, this book offers new interpretations on child trafficking separately from human trafficking.

The book also indicated that the Bible, after all, created the heart, minds, spirits, and souls of people.

This author’s view demonstrates the author’s values.

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

“The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today”was written by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter.

They are considered the authorities on modern slavery.

This book explores mainly American cases among child traffickers.

It is an exposé of the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists in the United States in the modern day.

Someone washing dishes in the kitchen of a restaurant, a child selling jewelry, or someone sweeping the floor at a local department store may be a slave.

Like the above, victims of slave and child trafficking are believed to be everywhere in the United States.

Yet many are unaware of this.

This is due to the perception that child trafficking is only a phenomenon that exist in developing countries.

Especially in the Western world, people consider human trafficking to be a problem that only occur in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.

However, in recent years there are many children being trafficked across national borders.

Therefore, even though victims are children from another country, traffickers often select large countries like the United States as the final destination.

Thus, children sold as trafficking targets are often hiding in plain sight.

The book is a wake-up call to these problems of modern-day trafficking of children into slavery.

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir

“Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir” was written by Rachel Lloyd.

She is the founder of GEMS(Girls Educational and Mentoring Services).

She is also one of the lead advocates for the Safe Harbor for Exploited Youth Act.

As it is evident above, this book was written by an author who strongly condemns sexual exploitation of children.

It is also based on Rachel Lloyd’s personal atrocities.

“Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir” is a powerful and eloquently written account of the lives of children and young women who have been caught up in the horrors of sexual exploitation.

This makes the book a profound examination of child trafficking.

Another unique part of the book is that it is based on the author’s own experiences.

There are many books about trafficking of children and women.

However, most are written from a third-party perspective.

On the other hand, “Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir “ is written from the perspective of a victim.

It may be said that this experience is the origin of her book as well as what adds value to it.

Thus, making this book another indispensable book to deepen understanding on child and women trafficking.

In addition, this book also offers a helping hand to children and women who have gone through similar situations.

Understanding Child Trafficking Through Books


Trafficking of children and women occur in many countries.

The purpose varies from domestic labor to sexual exploitation.

Therefore, it is important to be aware and have knowledge of trafficking of children and women.

Books can be very helpful in this regard.

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