Press Releases

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 and Hispanic Communications Network Launch Multimedia Anti-Sex Trafficking Campaign Across the U.S.

October 13, 2017

The campaign invites the U.S. Latino and Hispanic communities to learn the signs of this crime and join the fight against the networks that exploit thousands of women and girls from Latin America.

Delta contributes $1M to Polaris, Supports National Human Trafficking Hotline

September 21, 2017

Delta Air Lines announced that it’s partnering with Polaris through a sponsorship that will support the organization’s activities, including operation of the National Human Trafficking Hotline

ATEST Statement on State Department’s 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

June 30, 2017

This year's rankings undermine credibility of the TIP Report; the upgrades of Malaysia, Burma and Qatar are unjustified.