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Advocates Urge House to Take Up Senate's Bipartisan Internet Sex Trafficking Bill

December 11, 2017

Members of Congress looking to fight sex trafficking facilitated by online advertising sites like Backpage.com should unite around the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, also known as SESTA.

Global Modern Slavery Data Hub Launches

November 28, 2017

The Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC) is a new data portal initiated by IOM and Polaris to host the world’s largest open access, multi-stakeholder repository of human trafficking data. 

Polaris Pleased Internet Sex Trafficking Bill Moved Out of Committee, Urges Senate Passage

November 08, 2017

Polaris applauded the Senate Commerce Committee for sending the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) of 2017 to the full Senate for consideration.

Polaris in the News

New York Times | With Eyes in the Sky, Flight Attendants Fight Human Trafficking

February 07, 2017

The nonprofit organization she joined in 2015, Airline Ambassadors International, trains workers at airlines and airports how to spot, and report, cases of human trafficking. It also delivers humanitarian aid around the world and transports sick children who need medical care.

Ask Amy: Celebrate the season by giving to charity

December 27, 2016

The Chicago Tribune's Amy Dickinson featured Polaris in her "Ask Amy" column. Read an exerpt below:

Huffington Post | How Polaris Project is Using Technology to Disrupt Human Traffickers

November 16, 2016

As technology becomes more sophisticated, says Jennifer Kimball, Polaris Director of Data Analysis, so too do traffickers in finding ways to use it to help them recruit victims, sell victims, and hide from authorities.

Opinion Pieces

#YATíQueTePrometieron

October 07, 2016
By Luis Wertman Zaslav, President of the Red Nacional de Consejos Ciudadanos de México
 
Una promesa de amor, de trabajo, de casa. En suma de una mejor vida, es normalmente la puerta de ingreso a la trata de personas, uno de los crímenes más atroces que hemos creado en la historia. 

CNN Opinion | Fighting sex trafficking in the 'town built on exploitation'

December 01, 2015

By Bradley Myles, Special to CNN

(CNN) Rosa was only 17 years old when she was approached in her small hometown in Mexico by a man claiming to sell clothing. Instead, he began courting her and she quickly fell in love with him.

Huffington Post | Combating Human Trafficking in the Hotel Industry

July 22, 2015

By Bradley Myles, CEO of Polaris

A teenage girl uses cash to rent a room with an older man. A housekeeper, who appears to be living on site, nervously averts eye contact when a guest approaches. A string of men enter and leave a particular room throughout the night, each staying for only 30 minutes at a time.

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