Resources & Training


Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States:  This report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council offers a comprehensive response to commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States. The report offers critical insights into risk factors, legal frameworks, health care, education, victim services and collaboration.  Dowload a copy of the report here:

DOL Toolkit on Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor
The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has created a new online resource, "Reducing Child Labor and Forced Labor: A Toolkit for Responsible Businesses." The Toolkit is the first guide for business developed by the U.S. Government focusing on child labor and forced labor practices and is available at this link:

NIJ Study on Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) within the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) at the U.S. Department of Justice funded a study, "Looking for a Hidden Population: Trafficking of Migrant Laborers in San Diego County." The study, which was conducted by San Diego State and does not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the United States government, found that about 31% (approximately 38,000) of unauthorized Spanish-speaking workers have "experienced an incident that meets the legal definition of human trafficking." The researchers studied the six most common labor sectors in which migrant laborers usually find work. They found that construction, food processing, and janitorial/cleaning were "the top three business sectors with trafficking violations and abusive labor practices." Construction had the highest rate of reported trafficking violations (35%) and abusive labor practices (63%), while agriculture, which employs most undocumented laborers in the northern part of San Diego, had the lowest rate of both reported trafficking violations (16%) and abusive labor practices (27%). To download a copy of the study, go to:

Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources on Human Trafficking
Developed by the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, this Directory is an excellent resource for practitioners and task forces seeking to expand and enhance their knowledge of anti-human trafficking practices.
Directory of Training and Technical Assistance Resources on Human Trafficking


Recruitment Revealed
Fundamental Flaws in the H-2 Temporary Worker Program and Recommendations for Change
Read the Report from Centro de Los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

Caring for Trafficked Persons
A handbook developed in 2009 by the International Organization for Migration and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for health providers. This essential tool is now available in Spanish, and can be downloaded for free here:
English Version
Spanish Version

Immigrant Workers in US Agriculture
The Role of Labor Brokers in Vulnerability to Forced Labor (June 2010 Regional Report)

Verite report Help Wanted.pdf

Collateral Damage
The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights around the World
Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

The U.S. Response to Human Trafficking: An Unbalanced Approach
The Women’s Commission

Rights to Survival and Mobility: An Anti-Trafficking Activists Agenda*
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Kicking Down the Door:  The Use of Raids to Fight Trafficking in Persons*
Sex Workers Project, Urban Justice Center

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report 2010 click here

Issue Papers

GAATW Working Paper Series

MORE ‘TRAFFICKING’, LESS ‘TRAFFICKED’: Trafficking for Exploitation outside the sex sector in Europe
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FAQ 1: Human Rights in Migrant Smuggling
FAQ 2: Smuggling and Trafficking Intersections

Reconceptualizing Approaches to Human Trafficking: New Directions and Perspectives from the Field(s)*
Loyola Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 2007-47

Trafficking, Demand and the Sex Market
Lin Lean Lim
International Institute for Labor Studies, International Labor Organization

Practitioners’ Guides

Identification and Legal Advocacy for Trafficking Survivors, 3rd Edition*
New York Anti-Trafficking Network

A Guide for Legal Advocates Providing Services to Victims of Trafficking*
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Meeting the Legal Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: An Introduction for Domestic* Violence Attorneys and Advocates
Jean Bruggeman and Elizabeth Keyes

The IOM Handbook: Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking
International Organization for Migration

Interviewing Trafficked Person’s Guidelines
World Health Organization

Strengthening Pre-Departure Orientation Programmes in Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines
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