January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We want to thank you for your commitment to ending modern slavery. Due in part to your help, Polaris has been able to strengthen the safety net for survivors of human trafficking through collaborations with service providers, government agencies, law enforcement, and more. Polaris is also mining the data collected by the National Human Trafficking hotline to reveal how trafficking actually works. We’ve identified 25 different types of trafficking in the U.S. outlined in a groundbreaking report we released last year.
Our holistic, victim-centered approach to disrupting trafficking networks is demonstrated in our efforts to protect victims caught up in one specific type: trafficking in illicit massage businesses. By working with legitimate massage industry representatives and community members, we’re helping to end the victimization of tens of thousands of women in communities all across the United States. In order to best stop trafficking and restore freedom to survivors, we first need to understand the distinct types of trafficking that exist in our communities. Human Trafficking Awareness Day is a great time to do just that by testing your knowledge and learning something new.
At the end of the quiz sign up to be one of the first people to receive our new report about Trafficking in Massage Parlors which will be released later this month and will include ways to take action.