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Donna M. Hughes
Professor, Women's Studies Program
Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair


Donna M. Hughes does research and writing on trafficking, sexual exploitation, violence against women, women's organized resistance to violence, and religious fundamentalism and women's rights. She also works on issues related to women, science and technology. 

Trafficking, Violence, and Sexual Exploitation

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Final Report, Group of Specialists on the Impact of the Use of New Information Technologies on the Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation, Council of Europe, February, 2003

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Aiding and Abetting the Slave Trade," Wall Street Journal - Asia, February 27, 2003 (21 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "The World's Sex Slaves Need Liberation, Not Condoms," The Weekly Standard, February 24, 2003 (17 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "The Transnational Political Criminal Nexus of Trafficking in Women from Ukraine," Trends in Organized Crime, Vol. 6, No. 3-4: Spr.-Sum. 2001 (81 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Trafficking of children for prostitution," Protecting Our Children: Working Together to End Child Prostitution, US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,  Washington, D.C., 13 December 2002 (14 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Modern day slavery" Transcript from On the Line, Voice of America, 29 November 2002 (23 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Prostitution in Russia," National Review Online, 21 November 2002 (12KB PDF)  Russian: Про-проституционная мафия в России (12KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "The Corruption of Civil Society: Maintaining the Flow of Women to the Sex Industries,"  Encuentro Internacional Sobre Trafico De Mujeres Y Explotacion, Andalusian Women’s Institute, Malaga, Spain, 23 September 2002 (30KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Supplying Women for the Sex Industry: Trafficking in Women from the Russian Federation," Sexualities in Postcommunism, Forthcoming 2002 (67KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: The Case of the Russian Federation," Migration Research Series, International Organization for Migration, June 2002 (322KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "The 2002 Trafficking in Persons Report: Lost Opportunity for Progress," Testimony on "Foreign Government Complicity in Human Trafficking: A Review of the State Department's 2002 Trafficking in Persons Report," U.S. House Committee on International Relations, 19 June 2002 (28KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) The Use of New Communication and Information Technologies for the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children, Hastings Women's Law Journal, 2002 (114KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) The Impact of the Use of New Communications and Information Technologies on Trafficking in Human Beings for Sexual Exploitation, Council of Europe (L’impact de l’utilisation des nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication sur la traite des êtres humains aux fins d’exploitation sexuelle, Conseil de l’Europe)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) A Study of the Users, May 2001 (486KB PDF)
orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Etude sur les utilisateurs, Mai 2001 (622KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Marriage agencies and images, Nov 2001 (378KB PDF)
orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Agences matrimoniales et images, Nov 2001 (
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orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Globalization, Information Technology, and Sexual Exploitation, Rain and Thunder - A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism, Issue #13, Winter 2001 (WORD DOC 30KB)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Sex Trafficking of Women in the United States, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, March 2001 (Co-authors: Janice Raymond and Carol Gomez) (587KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) The 'Natasha' Trade: Transnational Sex Trafficking, National Institute of Justice Journal, No. 246, January 2001 (401KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) 'Welcome to the Rape Camp'--Sexual Exploitation and the Internet in Cambodia, Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2000 (216 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Men Create the Demand; Women Are the Supply, November 2000 (Russian Мужчины создают спрос; Женщины являются предложением)  (Spanish  Los hombres generan la demanda; las mujeres son la oferta)

The "Natasha" Trade: The Transnational Shadow Market of Trafficking in Women, (79KB PDF) Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2000 (Russian  "Торговля “Наташами” - Транснациональный теневой рынок торговли женщинами) (Italian: "Il commercio delle Natasha" 174 KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) The Internet and Sex Industries: Partners in Global Sexual Exploitation, Technology and Society Magazine, Spring 2000

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Factbook on Global Sexual Exploitation, 1999 (Co-authors: Laura Sporcic, Nadine Mendelsohn, Vanessa Chirgwin)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Making the Harm Visible - Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls - Speaking Out and Providing Services. The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. 1999. (Co-editor: Claire M. Roche)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Pimps and Predators on the Internet - Globalizing the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children. The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women. 1999 (With references 1.28MB PDF).

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Use of the Internet for Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children, 1998 (793KB PDF)

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) Resolution - Misuse of the Internet for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation. United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 May 1998.

  orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) See Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1999

orange_arrow.gif (100 bytes) "Legalization would legitimize abuse," Point - Counterpoint Feature "Would Legalizing Prostitution Curb the Trafficking of Women? Transitions – Changes in Post-Communist Societies, January 1998: Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 96-99.

Trafficking and sexual exploitation on the Internet. Feminista! The Online Journal of Feminist Construction, Vol. 1, No. 8., 1997.

"Violence against women in Belgrade, Serbia: SOS Hotline 1991 - 1993." Violence Against Women - An International Interdisciplinary Journal 1997:Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 101-128. (Co-author: Zorica Mrsevic)

Sex tours via the Internet. Feminista! The Online Journal of Feminist Construction, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1997.

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