Dignity Deferred

Transcripts, Texts of Speeches, and PowerPoints on

Trafficking, Slavery, and Sexual Exploitation


by Donna M. Hughes



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Transcripts, Texts of Speeches, and PowerPoint Presentations

"Reducing Demand for Victims of Sex Trafficking," Women in Federal Law Enforcement, Washington, D.C., January 17, 2007 (3.8 MB PPT)

" Prostitution and Trafficking: Is There a Difference? Breaking Free, St. Paul, MN, November 2, 2006 (612 KB PPT)

" The Dynamics of Sex Trafficking: Victims, Perpetrators, and Solutions," Dignity House, Phoenix, Arizona, October 5, 2006 (3.14 MB PPT)

"Sex Trafficking: Supply and Demand," April 2006 (2.6 MB PPT)

"Approaches to Prostitution and Their Impact on Sex Trafficking," April 2006 (656 KB PPT)

"Trafficking of North Korean Refugees in China," February 2006 (1.1 MB PPT)

"The New Abolitionist Movement," National Review Online, January 26, 2006 (48 KB DOC)

"Combating Sex Trafficking: Advancing Freedom for Women and Girls," Keynote Address, Northeast Women's Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, March 5, 2005. (97 KB DOC)

"Why the Mullahs Murdered Atefeh Rajabi," FrontPageMagazine.com, September 17, 2004 (138 KB DOC)

Testimony, "Human Trafficking: Mail Order Bride Abuses," Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2004. (187 KB PDF)

"Only Democracy Can Free Women from Slavery in Iran." Committee for Support of Referendum in Iran, Washington, D.C. and Canadian Committee for Democracy in Iran, Toronto, Canada, July 7 and 8, 2004  (25 KB DOC)

"Prostitution: Causes and Solutions," La Prostitucion Feminine: Propuestas e Intervencion (Female Prostitution: Proposals and Interventions) Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, July 1, 2, and 3, 2004 (31 KB PDF)

"The Demand: Where Sex Trafficking Begins,"  A Call to Action: Joining the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Embassy and the Holy See, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, June 17, 2004 (25 KB PDF)

"Towards an Abolitionist Approach to Prostitution and Trafficking," Prostitution and Its Methods of Regulation, Lower House of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Prague, May 31, 2004 (15 KB PDF)

Testimony, "Trafficking of Women and Children in East Asia and Beyond: A Review of U.S. Policy," Subcommittee of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Washington, D.C., April 9, 2003 (17 KB PDF)

"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)

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

"The Demand: The Driving Force of Sex Trafficking," The Human Rights Challenge of Globalization in Asia-Pacific-US: The Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, 14 November 2002 (52 KB DOC)

"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)

"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, Washington, D.C., 19 June 2002 (28KB PDF)

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)