Polaris is spearheading a reimagined approach to confronting, and ultimately, to ending sex and labor trafficking in North America. Our work is driven by data, shaped by the expertise of survivors, and focused on dismantling the underlying systems that make it possible to rob 25 million people around the world of the freedom to choose how they live and work.
For more than a decade, Polaris has operated the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, connecting more than 50,000 victims and survivors to help and support. That experience underlies our deep expertise, and informs research and analysis, advocacy and outreach and innovative pilot projects and partnerships that serve as a laboratory and knowledge-base for the anti-trafficking movement as a whole.
Our leaders represent a broad array of diverse experience as well as a deep expertise in all forms of human trafficking.
Every aspect of our work is shaped by our organizational values including our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
In 2017, Polaris won the prestigious Skoll Award for Entrepreneurship, given to transformative leaders whose organizations disrupt the status quo, drive sustainable large-scale change, and are poised to create even greater impact on the world.
For our work using CLEAR to map illicit massage businesses throughout the United States, Polaris was honored to win the Everyday Heroes Award from Thomson Reuters.
The Ohtli Award is given by the Mexican government to friends of Mexico that have excelled at promoting the prosperity and empowerment of Mexican communities in the United States through their professional activities.