TELLING HISTORY PROJECT
Sex Trafficking Module
Sex trafficking is human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, including sexual slavery. This is a very difficult topic for teachers to raise with their students because of the sensitivities and characteristics of the issue. However, it is essential for the topic to be discussed in classrooms, especially because of youths’ vulnerability to be lured into sex trafficking, which is occurring in varying degrees in every country around the world.
Generation Human Rights has chosen to introduce the topic in three lessons, beginning with a focus on understanding the issue itself, then further exploration through film and photography, and a third lesson about becoming advocates. In this way, the complex and at times emotional topic is brought to students in a supported and scaffolded way. Ending with students taking the roles of human rights defenders around the issue of sex trafficking enables them to feel empowered rather than weakened by the topic.