Human Trafficking Resource Database

A browsable database has been developed by teams at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Women’s Center. The database includes bibliographic information that will help researchers, students and community activists to identify and locate a variety of resources relating to human trafficking, including:

  • Governmental and NGO Reports
  • Scholarly articles
  • Chapters in compilations
  • Edited compilations and scholarly texts
  • Investigative reporting and magazine exposes
  • Personal narratives
  • Fiction
  • Studies, guides and training handbooks

In addition to text resources, the database also covers multimedia resources, including films, documentaries, and news reports. All items in the database can be used to raise awareness about human trafficking. Live links and brief descriptions are included to aid users in selecting titles.

Search the Database

For Researchers

Additional databases and trafficking-related search engines:

CATW Resource Library

Center for Women Policy Studies Clearinghouse Search

Human Rights Watch

Human Trafficking Database

National Institute of Justice

Social Science Research Network

Syllabi Database-Protection Project

UNODC Global Database

Washington Department of Commerce: Reports on Trafficking

For Educators

“Teaching About Trafficking: Opportunities and Challenges for Critical Engagement” by Molly Dragiewicz

“Educators and Human Trafficking: In-Depth Review,” Polaris Project

Trafficking Blogs

The North Star: The Polaris Project Blog

John Vanek’s Human Trafficking Blog

The Human Trafficking Project

Human Trafficking on

The Trafficking Blog

World Vision Blog

Government Response: Legislation & Initiatives

Session Law 2006-247

Session Law 2007-547

The Human Trafficking Training and Service Provision Survey for North Carolina

Campaigns, Conferences & Groups

GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services)

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Polaris Project

TEDxSan Joaquin: Matt Friedman on Human Trafficking

The Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking

The Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking

The Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking

UNC-CAST (Carolina Against Slavery and Trafficking)

Human Trafficking Team (UNL):

Proceedings from the First Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, October 2009

Proceedings from the Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, October 2010

Human Trafficking Data and Documents

Frequently Asked Questions About Human Trafficking

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