Dignity Deferred


Fact Sheets and Research Reports on

Trafficking, Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation

by Donna M. Hughes


Hughes Home Page

Fact Sheets

"Domestic Trafficking and Prostitution in the United States" (117 KB DOC)

"Pimps in the United States" (48 KB DOC)

"Race and Prostitution in the United States" (117 KB DOC)

Research Reports

The Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking," June 2005 (244 KB PDF)

"'How Can I Be Sold Like This?' Trafficking of North Korean Women Refugees," National Review Online, July 19, 2005 (218 KB PDF)

"Trafficking of North Korean Refugee in China," February, 2006 PowerPoint presentation (1.1 MB PPT)

"Demand for Child Victims," Myths and Realities Concerning Child Trafficking, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Brussels, Belgium, December 1-2, 2004. (107 KB DOC)

Best Practices to Address the Demand Side of Sex Trafficking, August 2004 (789 KB PDF)

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Practical Guide to Identifying Victims of Trafficking in the United States, October 2003 (246 KB PDF)

"The Role of Marriage Agencies in Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Women from the Former Soviet Union," International Review of Victimology, Vol. 11, pp. 49-71, 2004 (255 KB PDF)

"Islamic Fundamentalism and the Sex Slave Trade in Iran," FrontPage Magazine, January 27, 2004 (Published as "Sex Slave Jihad") (16 KB PDF) For references for this article, click here.

"Modern-Day Comfort Women: The U.S. Military, Transnational Crime, and the Trafficking of Women," Violence Against Women (forthcoming) (co-authors Katherine Chon and Derek Ellerman) (78 KB PDF)

"Prostitution Online," Journal of Trauma Practice, Vol. 2, No. 3/4, 2003, pp.115-132  (46 KB PDF)

Trafficking in Women from Ukraine, U.S.-Ukraine Research Partnership, 2002 (Co-author: Tatyana Denisova) (600 KB PDF)

"Supplying Women for the Sex Industry: Trafficking in Women from the Russian Federation," Sexualities in Postcommunism, (Forthcoming)  (67KB PDF)

"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)

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

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

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)

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 (99 KB WORD DOC)

"A Study of the Users," May 2001 (486KB PDF)
"Etude sur les utilisateurs," Mai 2001 (622KB PDF)

"Marriage agencies and images," Nov 2001 (378KB PDF)
"Agences matrimoniales et images,} Nov 2001 (
415KB PDF)

"Globalization, Information Technology, and Sexual Exploitation," Rain and Thunder - A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism, Issue #13, Winter 2001 (WORD DOC 30KB)

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

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

"'Welcome to the Rape Camp'--Sexual Exploitation and the Internet in Cambodia," Journal of Sexual Aggression, 2000 (216 KB PDF)

"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)

"The Internet and Sex Industries: Partners in Global Sexual Exploitation," Technology and Society Magazine, Spring 2000

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)

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).

Use of the Internet for Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children, 1998 (793KB PDF)

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

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