Stop the Traffik: People Shouldn't Be Bought & Sold

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Human trafficking is the fastest growing global crime, second in size only to the illegal arms trade. It involves the movement of people through violence, deception, or coercion for various purposes, among them sex, forced labor, and even body parts. Collected in this moving volume are real-life stories from individuals exposed to and working to stop human trafficking, each accompanied by stirring photographs. Along with information on the history of trafficking and its status today, practical action points for ...

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Overview

Human trafficking is the fastest growing global crime, second in size only to the illegal arms trade. It involves the movement of people through violence, deception, or coercion for various purposes, among them sex, forced labor, and even body parts. Collected in this moving volume are real-life stories from individuals exposed to and working to stop human trafficking, each accompanied by stirring photographs. Along with information on the history of trafficking and its status today, practical action points for working to stop its progress are also provided.

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Aside from emphasizing the obvious horrors of human trafficking, this book offers little useful information about its causes and consequences. Social activist Chalke (The Lost Message of Jesus) spotlights mostly girls and women who were duped or forced into slavery and prostitution, depicting former slaves as anonymous victims of a shady power that the book makes only a marginal attempt to investigate. The anecdotes (relayed out of context) combined with the moody portraits of trafficked women feel bizarrely staged and off-putting. While this isn't a book that gives the reader even a general understanding of the mechanisms of human trafficking, Chalke does offer familiar actions everyone can take to ensure they don't contribute to the business-like buying fair-trade goods and organizing petitions and fund-raisers for groups that fight trafficking. Chalke wants to call ordinary readers to action, but the content of the book will resonate deepest with those already invested in grassroots groups that fight human trafficking. (May)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745953601
  • Publisher: Lion UK
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,420,680
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cherie Blair is a human rights lawyer and the wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Steve Chalke is special advisor on human trafficking to the UN and founder of Stop the Traffik. He is the author of several books, including Change Agents, Intelligent Church, The Lost Message of Jesus, and Trust.

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

    Expose on human trafficking will leave readers heartbroken and changed

    Stop the Traffik by Steve Chalke is a heartbreaking expose of the growing industry of slavery around the world. Chalke is an expert on human trafficking, and Cherie Blair is the wife of former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Together they have created this consise and informative primer on how human trafficking works in the sex industry as well as the exploitation of workers. My heart broke again and again reading this book. It's filled with pictures of women and children who have been rescued, as well as statistics about the amount of people who are trapped. Reading the sheer magnitude of the millions of people, as well as the billions of dollars based on this industry, it's easy to see that the only way to shut it down for good is by the combined effort of people around the world. Along with the heartrending stories of the victims, Chalke includes ways that everyone, even those of us in small towns, can make a difference. Buying Freetrade chocolate and coffee, forming community groups to raise awareness, and recognizing the signs of trafficking are just a few. It's impossible not to be inspired to want to stop human trafficking after reading this book.

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