Background Information

Books | Articles | Reports and Studies | Film, Television and Video


Altink, Sietske. Stolen Lives: Trading Women in Sex and Slavery. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 1996.

Amir, Delila. Trafficking and the Global Sex Industry (Program in Migration and Refugee Studies). Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, 2006 (forthcoming).

Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. Revised Edition. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 2004.

Barry, Kathleen. The Prostitution of Sexuality: the Global Exploitation of Women. New York: New York University Press, 1995.

Bishop, Ryan, and Lillian S. Robinson. Night Market: Sexual Cultures and the Thai Economic Miracle. New York, Routledge, 1998.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, and Arlie Russell Hochschild, eds. Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2003.

Farley, Melissa, ed. Prostitution, Trafficking and Traumatic Stress. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2003.

Farr, Kathryn. Sex Trafficking : The Global Market in Women and Children. New York: Worth Publishers, 2004.

Hoigard, Cecilie, and Liv Finstad. Backstreets: Prostitution, Money and Love. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992.

Hughes, Donna M., and Claire Roche, eds. Making the Harm Visible: Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls: Speaking Out and Providing Services. Kingston, R.I. : Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, 1999.

Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Project. The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Women's Human Rights. New York : Human Rights Watch, c1995.

Jeffreys, Sheila. The Idea of Prostitution. North Melbourne: Spinifex Press, 1997.

Kempadoo, Kamala, Jyoti Sanghera, and Bandana Pattanaik, eds. Trafficking And Prostitution Reconsidered: New Perspectives On Migration, Sex Work, And Human Rights. Boulder, Colo.: Paradigm Publishers, 2005.

King, Gilbert. Woman, Child for Sale: The New Slave Trade in the 21st Century. New York, Chamberlain Bros., 2004.

Kyle, David, and Rey Koslowski, eds. Global Human Smuggling : Comparative Perspectives. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2001.

MacKinnon, Catharine A., and Andrea Dworkin, eds. In Harm's Way: The Pornography Civil Rights Hearings. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Malarek, Victor. The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade. New York : Arcade : distributed by Time Warner Book Group, 2004.

Masika, Rachel, ed. Gender, Trafficking and Slavery. Oxford: Oxfam, 2002.

Protection Project, eds. Human Rights Report on Trafficking of Women and Children: A Country-by-Country Report on a Contemporary Form of Slavery. Washington, D.C.: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2001- .

Raphael, Jody. Listening to Olivia: Violence, Poverty, and Prostitution. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Ryan, Chris. Sex Tourism: Marginal Peoples and Liminalities. New York, Routledge, 2001.

Seabrook, Jeremy. Travels in the Skin Trade: Tourism and the Sex Industry. London; Chicago, IL: Pluto Press, 1996.

Skrobanek, Siriporn, Nattaya Boonpakdi, and Chutima Janthakeero. The Traffic in Women : Human Realities of the International Sex Trade. London; New York: Zed Books Ltd, 1997.

Sturdevant, Saundra Pollack, and Brenda Stoltzfus. Let the Good Times Roll: Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia. New York: The New Press, 1992.

Whisnant, Rebecca, and Christine Stark, eds. Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography. North Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex, 2004.

Wichterich, Christa. The Globalized Woman: Reports from a Future of Inequality. Trans. Patrick Camiller. London: Zed Books, 2000.

Williams, Phil. Illegal Immigration and Commercial Sex: The New Slave Trade. London; Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1999.


"CATW Proposes New Definition of Trafficking." We! A Weekly Newsletter from Isis International Manila Nov. 2000, No. 2.

Cockburn, Andrew. "21st Century Slaves." National Geographic 204.3 (2003), 2-25.

Hardy, Jacky. "Everything Old is New Again: The Use of Gender-Based Terrorism Against Women." Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military 19.2 (2001).

Hughes, Donna M. "The "Natasha" Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking." (pdf) NIJ Journal 246 (Jan. 2001), 8-15.

Kelly, Liz. "The Wrong Debate: Reflections On Why Force Is Not The Key Issue With Respect To Trafficking In Women For Sexual Exploitation." Feminist Review 73.1 (2003), 139-144.

Landesman, Peter. "The Girls Next Door." New York Times Magazine 25 Jan. 2004: 30-43.

Seib, Gerald F. "Sex Trafficking: The Dark Side of the New World." Wall Street Journal 17 May 2000: A28.

Reports and Studies

Pier, Carol. "Hidden in the Home: Abuse of Domestic Workers with Special Visas in the United States." Human Rights Watch, 2001.

Film, Television, & Video

Born into Brothels (2004) - Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary

Highway Courtesans (2005)

The K-11 Project (2006)

Lilya 4-ever (2002)

Night Girl (2001)

The Peacekeepers and the Women (2003)

Remote Sensing (2001)

Señorita Extraviada (2001)

The Vienna Tribunal (1994)

Voices Heard Sisters Unseen (1995)

Public Service Announcements from the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime