Human Trafficking Reports

Is your local news protecting massage parlor trafficking victims?

October 16, 2018

Do you remember the last time you saw a story in your local news about illicit activities at a massage parlor? What you might not have realized is that many of the women in the photos are actually human trafficking victims. Instead of being protected like other victims of crime, they are being exposed and publicly shamed.

I work at a bank or money wire service: What can I do to combat human trafficking?

September 26, 2018

Human trafficking is a business and the International Labour Organization estimates that it is a $150 billion global industry. A significant amount of this money will go through legitimate financial institutions, like retail bank branches.

Individuals with disabilities may face increased risk of human trafficking

August 15, 2018

Any vulnerable person is at risk for human trafficking, however, individuals with disabilities may face increased risk for several reasons.

Intersections Report Blog

New report provides roadmap for industries to join the fight against human trafficking

July 26, 2018

Polaris released its newest ground-breaking report on how human trafficking business models attempt to intersect with and use legitimate businesses like financial services, social media, hotels & motels, transportation systems, health care, and housing and homelessness systems to further their operations in very specific ways to recruit and exploit victims.

Temporary work visas facilitate US labor trafficking

New report spotlights how temporary work visas facilitate U.S. labor trafficking

June 05, 2018

Over the course of this year, hundreds of thousands of laborers from around the world will be invited to our shores as guest workers.