Polaris issued a statement tonight as Backpage.com, a long-time facilitator of sex trafficking in the United States, shut down the “adult” section of its website.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2016) – Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, issued the following statement today after the U.S.
Polaris hailed legislation, The Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2016, introduced to help survivors of human trafficking clear their criminal records of non-violent crimes they were forced to commit during their exploitation.
The Chicago Tribune's Amy Dickinson featured Polaris in her "Ask Amy" column. Read an exerpt below:
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.
A D.C. woman who survived being sold into slavery as a child and forced to work as a prostitute for 10 years is on the road to recovery and is telling her story.
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.
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.