Press Releases

Polaris Statement on Backpage.com

January 10, 2017

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.

Authorization for End Modern Slavery Initiative Passes in NDAA

December 08, 2016

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.

Bill to Clear Human Trafficking Survivor Criminal Records Introduced

September 29, 2016

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.

Sex Trafficking of Latinas Flourishes in U.S. Cantinas and Bars

September 08, 2016

Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors, released a report today shedding light on an underground sex economy that is operating out of U.S.-based cantinas and bars and is exploiting young women and girls from Latin America.

La Trata Sexual de Latinas Florece en Cantinas y Bares de los Estados Unidos

September 08, 2016

Polaris, organización líder en la lucha global para erradicar la esclavitud moderna y restaurar la libertad de los sobrevivientes, publicó hoy un informe que deja al descubierto la economía sexual clandestina que opera en bares y cantinas en los Estados Unidos y explota a mujeres y niñas provenientes de América Latina.

Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Digital Billboard Campaign Across Minnesota

September 01, 2016

The new campaign, launching today and running for three weeks, will alert victims how to reach out for help through the NHTRC.