There are several organizations working to combat human trafficking. Among them:

Break the Chain
Safe Horizon
The Polaris Project

Note that each of the above organizations have "how to get involved" pages on their websites; check them out. As you'll see, much of the "activism" around human trafficking is legislative, or policy advocacy work. As we discussed in class, this is largely because the other "targets" in anti-trafficking work are organized crime folks... which makes it a bit tricky.

You may notice that there is a distinction in how the different organizations deal with sex work within human trafficking. Break the Chain addresses sex work as any other forced/slave labor; the Polaris Project distinguishes all other labor from sex work, giving sex trafficking it's own special category. That is, the Polaris Project makes a judgement about sex work as being inherently undignified and involuntary while Break the Chain does not. In the arena of human trafficking work, this distinction in defining the "problem" of sex trafficking is important for us to understand.

I've (Jenn) also been speaking with my friend Alys Willman, who wrote this book called Sex Work Matters. Alys and I are trying to find a time for her to speak to our class about her research on sex work and the sex trade industry in Nicaragua.