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

by Cherie Blair, Steve Chalke
     
 

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

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 Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
160
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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