Dignity Deferred


Opinion and Analysis Articles on

Trafficking, Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation

by Donna M. Hughes



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Opinion and Analysis Articles

"Turn and Look: Shining the Spotlight on Germany's Shame," National Review Online, June 19, 2006 (24 KB PDF)

"Chancellor Missing Her Chance," National Review Online, May 1, 2006 (20 KB PDF)

"Trafficking of North Korean Women Refugees--China's Role," Press conference statement in support of the "Statement of Principles Regarding the Suffering People of North Korea and the Threats Posed by Its Regime to World Security," Washington, D.C., July 25, 2005. (33 KB DOC)

"Women's Wrongs: Decriminalization of Prostitution in Berkeley," National Review Online, October 20, 2004 (26 KB PDF)

"The 'ABC Approach' to Global HIV/AIDS: Good for Women and Girls," openDemocracy, August 12, 2004 (34 KB PDF)

"Rape of Sudan: Terrorism Against Women and Girls," National Review Online, August 12, 2004 (21 KB PDF)

  "Glimmers of Hope in the Fight Against Sex Trafficking," National Review Online, August 2, 2004 (26 KB PDF)

"Legalizing Lies," The Prague Post, May 20, 2004 (31 KB PDF)

"Not Unfamiliar: Images of Sexual Abuse and Humiliation in Abu Ghraib," National Review Online, May 6, 2004 (27 KB PDF)

"Feminism in the 21st Century," The Washington Post, February 22, 2004 (Co-author: Phyllis Chesler) (15 KB PDF

"Children in Chains," National Review Online, February 2, 2004 (16 KB PDF)

"Saving Lives," Wall Street Journal - Asia, December 17, 2003 (Published as "Hijacking the Fight Against AIDS") (23 KB PDF)

"Whose Side Are We On? Moscow Duma Protests U.S.-Funded Projects," National Review Online, November 18, 2003 (20 KB PDF)

"A Special Evil," National Review Online, September 26, 2003 (20 KB PDF)

"Lilya-4-Ever," National Review Online, July 8, 2003 (19 KB PDF)

"Nyet to Trafficking," National Review Online, June 18, 2003 (17 KB PDF) In Russian - "Нет Траффику" (33 KB DOC)

"Cat Calls," National Review Online, May 21, 2003 (15 KB PDF)

"Accommodation or Abolition?" National Review Online, May 1, 2003 (17 KB PDF)  

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

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

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

"Wolves in Sheep's Clothing: No Way to End Sex Trafficking," National Review Online, 9 October 2002 (14KB PDF)

"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.

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.

  See Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1999