Press Releases

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Introduced

April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 28, 2017)—Polaris, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and help survivors restore their freedom, today hailed the U.S.

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Introduced

April 27, 2017

Polaris today hailed the U.S. Congress for taking the first steps toward reauthorizing the United States’ cornerstone anti-human trafficking legislation.

Sex and Labor Trafficking Redefined in The Typology of Modern Slavery

March 29, 2017

Polaris released a new report that breaks down instances of sex and labor trafficking into 25 distinct categories, detailing the unique trafficker profile, recruitment tactics, victim profile, and method of control for each different subset of modern slavery.

State of Illinois, Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Digital Billboard Campaign Across Chicago

March 13, 2017

Polaris and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, together with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, launched a four week anti-human trafficking awareness campaign to run on over 20 digital billboards across the city of Chicago.

Polaris Hails ABC’s "American Crime” For Tackling Forced Labor Issues, Human Trafficking, Immigration, and Socioeconomic Divides This Season

March 10, 2017

Polaris hailed the 3rd season of the ABC series, "American Crime," for capturing the reality of modern slavery in the U.S. 

ATEST Statement on Executive Order on “Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking”

February 14, 2017

The following statement is from the Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST), a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of hu