It Takes More Than a Village: A Study in Human Trafficking and Child Advocacy

Christiana Apisa, Gardner-Webb University


This report begins by looking at the author’s personal connection and practical experience regarding the anti-trafficking movement. Definitions of both human trafficking and child advocacy are then analyzed and presented to form a reference point for the subsequent report. Background information and some history of these issues are then presented. Human trafficking and the contemporary body of knowledge surrounding it, in addition to laws and efforts, are surveyed from a local to a national to an international perspective. Following this analysis, myths and misconceptions about human trafficking are examined and subsequently other issues surrounding and human trafficking are studied. An overall summary of human trafficking in the world today is discussed and finally is the practical element. Concluding this study is the hope and successful practical suggestions to enact positive change.