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Great Decisions Analysis: Child Trafficking

Today on the Foreign Policy Association's parent site they ran one of their many analysis pieces, this one was for the topic of Children's Rights. Please see the article, Great Decisions Analysis: Child Trafficking, and their many other great resources and analysis pieces.

To accompany the piece on child trafficking, I wanted to give you some resources, so you could gain a better understanding of the situation of child trafficking and sex tourism. In addition the list will leave you with organizations and ways that you can become involved in the fight to end child trafficking.

2006 TIP Report
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Human Trafficking
Millions Live in Modern-Day Slavery
New Internationalist; Slavery in the 21st Century
Foreign Affairs: The New Global Slave Trade
I Abolish
Stop Child Poverty
International Labor Rights Fund
National Geographic Map – Slavery by Country with Facts
Stop Child Trafficking
Child Trafficking
Polaris Project
Anti Trafficking Alliance
Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Woman
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Guidence for Identifying a Child Victim of Trafficking' by USCCB
The Emancipation Network
U.S. State Dept. – Office to Combat and Monitor Trafficking in Persons
Amnesty International: Women's Human Rights Network
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The US Department of Health Administration for Children and Families – The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking

Fading Hope
Stolen Childhood

See my post on April 13, 2007, One Day Without the Internet vs. A Life of Slavery, How Does Isolation Help it Spread?, for links to petitions you can sign.

Sign the "Increase Resources to Combat Child Sex Tourism" petition.



Cassandra Clifford

Cassandra Clifford is the Founder and Executive Director of Bridge to Freedom Foundation, which works to enhance and improve the services and opportunities available to survivors of modern slavery. She holds an M.A., International Relations from Dublin City University in Ireland, as well as a B.A., Marketing and A.S., Fashion Merchandise/Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Cassandra has previously worked in both the corporate and charity sector for various industries and causes, including; Child Trafficking, Learning Disabilities, Publishing, Marketing, Public Relations and Fashion. Currently Cassandra is conducting independent research on the use of rape as a weapon of war, as well as America’s Pimp Culture and its Impact on Modern Slavery. In addition to her many purists Cassandra is also working to develop a series of children’s books.

Cassandra currently resides in the Washington, D.C. metro area, where she also writes for the Examiner, as the DC Human Rights Examiner, and serves as an active leadership member of DC Stop Modern Slavery.

Areas of Focus:
Children's Rights; Human Rights; Conflict