The United States Senate has declared January 11th to be Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and President Obama has declared the month of January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today (and are accessible to English Language Learners):
Here’s an accessible interactive map and fact sheet about human slavery around the world.
Is there still slavery today? is from the CBBC Newsround.
Here are three videos:
There Are More Slaves Today Than at Any Time in Human History is an article that would need to be modified for ELL’s.
Sex Slaves In America is a video from MSNBC.
Human Trafficking In America is a huge series by the Kansas City Star.
Human Trafficking is an online video by The World Bank
Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery is a TED Talk. It’s generally not accessible to ELL’s, but portions of it might be usable.
CBS News has several videos on human trafficking.
CNN also has multiple videos on the topic.
Products Of Slavery is an amazing online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor. It’s a “near fit” to other sites on this list, so I’m adding it here.
Speak Truth To Power is a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights that includes a curriculum of seventeen lessons. The lessons include ones on genocide and human trafficking. They would have to be modified for English Language Learners, but they look useful. They include videos but, unfortunately, they’re all on YouTube, which make them inaccessible (online, at least) for most students).
The CNN Freedom Project: Ending Modern Day Slavery” is an excellent multimedia resource on human trafficking.
Global Record on Fighting Slavery is a useful color-coded map from CNN.
Products Of Slavery is an impressive online visualization of products throughout the world created through using child or forced labor.
Fifteen-Year-Old Tackles Slavery is a video from ABC News:
Students Freeing Modern Slaves is a related website.
What Is Modern Slavery? Investigating Human Trafficking is from The New York Times Learning Network.
Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold is a multimedia report from The BBC.
A tipping point in the fight against slavery? is from The BBC.
“How Many Slaves Work for You?” is from The NY Times.
Global Slavery, By the Numbers is how The New York Times described this new infographic:
The Guardian has published a very impressive multi-part series titled Modern-Day Slavery In Focus.
The “No” Project is an organization of young people organizing against human trafficking. Here’s a video about their work:
There are Sex Slaves All Over the U.S. Right Now is from TIME.
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