Human Trafficking



Did you know you don't have to be transported anywhere to be "trafficked"? That human trafficking happens all over the world, to people from countries all over the world, including right here in the United States? On February 27, 2014, Feminist Public Works and HollabackPHILLY held a TEDx style event at Temple University to discuss the complexities and nuances of human trafficking in the United States. Experts from service professionals, survivors of trafficking, to attorneys and law enforcement officers, provided compelling and engaging talks about their work. This conference focused exclusively on domestic human trafficking within the United States, including perspectives and talks from survivors, clinicians who work with  johns, the national expert on trafficking of tribal women, and law enforcement officials detailing the investigative side of these cases and the overlap in content and concerns with other gender-based violence issues. Speakers also delved into nuances experienced in the LGBTQ communities and the trafficking of native women. The event was livestreamed, and videos of the are available below, and on our . Regretably, Sarah Deer's incredible talk about her work and the instances of trafficking in native communities was not properly recorded. Two excellent pieces of her research are available and HERE.   Human Trafficking, an Overview - Jennifer Horwitz   Sex Trafficking in the US, a Survivor's Perspective - Tina Frundt The Permission-Giving Beliefs of Male Sexual Demand - Mary Anne Layden The Hidden Truth: How Our Policies and Practices are Hurting Human Trafficking Victims - Lynly Egyes

The Case for an Effective Response to All Forms of Gender-Based Violence - Jennifer Genitle Long


In partnership with State Senator Daylin Leach, HollabackPHILLY hosted a film screening of "Not My Life" at William Way Community Center, followed by a panel discussion about human trafficking in Philadelphia with local experts, Hugh Organ of Covenant House, Christina Stoltz of Ploome and REQ 1, and Stefanie Fritzes from Homeland Security.