Literature and Resources

What is Human Trafficking?

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. For more information on definitions see the United Nations Office On Drugs and Crime.


Archer, Dan and Olga Trusova. Borderland: Seven Stories as Told by Victims of Human Trafficking 1st Edition (2010)

Graphic Voices. A site dedicated to using visual storytelling to tell victims stories.

Eastabrook, Barry. 2009. “Politics of the Plate: The Price of Tomatoes.” Gourmet. March 2009, pp.40-46.

Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission, Research and Analysis Sub-Committee. 2010. “Ohio Trafficking in Persons Study Commission Research and Analysis Sub-Committee Report on the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio To Attorney General Richard Cordray.” Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

2014 Trafficking in Persons Report-An annual report from the U.S. Department of State, evaluating the anti-trafficking efforts around the world. Each country is evaluated based on the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). This report details key trends from the past year, victim stories, and anti-trafficking heroes from around the world.


National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC)

Call 1-888-373-7888 or text BeFree (233733)

  • To report a tip
  • To connect with anti-trafficking services in the area
  • To request training, general info, or other resources