(In order of Appearance)
Victor Malarek is a Canadian investigative journalist and author. He has been a journalist for four decades and currently; he is the senior investigative reporter on CTV’s award winning investigative current affairs show W5. Malarek has reported from across Canada, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, Somalia, South-East Asia, and Central and South America. He is also the author of six non-fiction books, the most recent: The Johns – Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy It – was released in the U.S. and Canada in April 2009. It is the sequel to The Natashas – Inside The Global Sex Trade, which was released in 2003 and published in 12 countries.
Anca was trafficked from Eastern Europe. After our interview, Anca discovered she was pregnant from one of her traffickers. She decided to continue with her pregnancy and recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy.
Eva was trafficked from Eastern Europe. Following our interview, Eva successfully completed a restoration program for victims of human trafficking. She then met her husband and they recently had a child, fulfilling her life long dream of having her own family.
Ohad was involved in trafficking for 11 years. Ohad is now married and works with vulnerable youth to prevent them from going into the sex industry.
Calev Myers immigrated to Israel from the USA in 1992. He graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and became a licensed member of the Israeli Bar Association. Calev founded the Jerusalem Institute of Justice in 2004 and currently serves as Chief Counsel.
Dr. Dan Allender
Dr. Dan Allender received his M. Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, and other related topics. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Puget Sound area and have three children and two grandsons.
Dr. Melissa Farley
Dr. Melissa Farley is a research and clinical psychologist who has studied prostitution for 15 years and has 22 peer-reviewed publications on the sex industry. Farley is studying sex buyers in research interviews with 700 johns in 5 countries. An article with 3 coauthors will soon be published in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Her research has been used by governments in South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Ghana, United Kingdom, and United States for education and policy development.
Slim is a Red-Light District Window Owner in Amsterdam.
Denise was formerly prostituted. Denise has been out of prostitution for over 10 years. She now lives with her husband in the Netherlands and together they are raising their four children.
Piet Keesman is the Director of Internal Affairs, Amsterdam.
Dan Grantham was a former “John”. He now works to prevent vulnerable youth from entering the sex industry.
Mai was formerly prostituted in Cambodia. She completed a restoration program and now helps other girls who have come out of the sex industry.
Devaj is a shop owner in Phuket, Thailand.
Lauran Bethell M.Div, D.D.
Lauran Bethell M.Div, D.D., has been working for more than two decades on behalf of and caring for women who have been exploited and abused. Most recently, she serves as a consultant with grassroots organizations, encouraging the development of new projects dealing with the issues of prostitution, trafficking in persons and other forms of abuse and exploitation. While based in The Netherlands, she travels extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, teaching, training and consulting.
Don Brewster is CEO and Founder of Agape International Missions. In 2005, he and his wife, Bridget, moved to Cambodia to fight against the evil of child sex-trafficking. Together, they have spearheaded the effort to open and operate three homes for rescued victims of child sex trafficking (Agape Restoration Centers), and a holistic ministry designed to prevent child sex trafficking (Rahab’s House), in Svay Pak, Cambodia. Don is currently developing projects that will create sustainable employment opportunities for girls graduating from the Agape Restoration Center program and expanding Rahab’s House community outreach into Siem Reap where the problem of sex trafficking has grown exponentially.
Helen Sworn is from the UK and has been living and working in Cambodia for 13 years with her family. Helen is passionate about the role of collaboration in addressing the complexities of human trafficking issues. Helen has been working in the field of counter trafficking and abuse since arriving in Cambodia in 1999. During this time she has worked in the border region of Cambodia and Thailand with trafficked children, assisted with the development and implementation of an aftercare home and reintegration program for trafficked children; has worked on prevention programs among the street children of Phnom Penh; carried out various program research in the field and served in organisational development and field support roles for other NGOs.
Champei was formerly prostituted in Cambodia.
Samnang was formerly prostituted in Cambodia. She completed a restoration program and now help other girls who have come out of the sex industry.
Annie Lobert was formerly prostituted. Today she runs a restoration home for women coming out of prostitution, and has worked with over 200 girls over the past 5 years. She is an internationally recognized expert and advocate of ministry to men and women in the commercial sex industry from her personal experience. She was also recently married.
Stephanie Glass was formerly prostituted. She completed a restoration program at the “Destiny House” in Las Vegas and now attends nursing school
Helena Evans was prostituted for 26 years until she was 40 years old. Helena now leads prayer meetings & speaks at events in England for other victims of sexual exploitation. She was also recently married.
Kajsa Wahlberg is a Detective Superintendent at the Department for Police Affairs within the National Police Board in Sweden. Since 1998 she has held the function as “National Rapporteur”, on behalf of the National Police Board, following a joint declaration of the European Union. In the light of the declaration the Swedish Government commissioned the National Police Board in December 1997 to be National Rapporteur. One of her duties is to collect and process information about trafficking in Sweden and between Sweden and other countries. Studying how to prevent and combat this trafficking is also included in the task. Since 2008 Ms. Wahlberg has been a member of the Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings.